• Post-Treatment Concerns for Breast Cancer Survivors

    "More women are surviving breast cancer, and attention to their survivorship issues is becoming more and more important."
    — Ann Partridge, MD, MPH 

    Breast Cancer Survivorship

    As more and more women survive breast cancer, there is a growing body of research and advice on healthy survivorship. Experts today offer a range of tools and strategies to help breast cancer survivors face the unique emotional and physical challenges they may face after treatment.

    What You Can Do

     

    Making changes in the way you eat, exercise, and live your life may not prevent your cancer from coming back. However, these changes can help you feel better and may also lower your risk of developing other health problems.

    • Exercise regularly. The American Cancer Society recommends that cancer survivors get around 30 to 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise at least five days each week.
    • Eat a healthy diet. Try to get a variety of healthful foods, with an emphasis on foods from plant sources.
    • Get the support you need. At the end of treatment, many breast cancer survivors may go through a transition period, in which they worry about not seeing their doctor as often as they did at the beginning of treatment. This is normal. If you have such concerns, talk with your doctor or seek help from a support group or trained counselor.
    • Take a positive approach. Breast cancer can be a life-changing event. There may be challenges in the future. It's important tokeep a positive outlook toward your life, and toward the road ahead.
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