For example stopping smoking will help with wound healing after surgery. In addition we would also recommend that you stay well hydrated and safe in the sun during your treatment and beyond.

Take care to cover up in the sun and do not use sun beds as they emit UV rays that damage the skin. For advice about caring for your skin during cancer treatment please speak with you radiotherapist, specialist nurse or doctor.

For people who live in the Greater Manchester area Community Health trainers are available free to support life style changes.

Last updated: December 2018