Surviving Breast Cancer
With Treatment and Life After Treatment
After receiving the initial diagnosis, many women are
honed in on the things that lie ahead – namely, procedures
to detect the stage of breast cancer, and finding out what
type of treatment they'll have to undergo, how long it will
take and all of the emotional issues that come with a
diagnosis. Once you've gone through this phase of your
journey, it's important to look to what lies ahead for you.
The next step involves dealing with your treatment, and then
moving into life as a survivor. Sometimes it helps to have a
guide that points you towards important tools and resources.
Be Thankful at Anytime – Not Just on Thanksgiving
When you're a breast cancer survivor, regardless of whether
you're still in treatment, or you're tracking your
cancer-free time, you have much more to be thankful for than
most people. This experience may help you realize that small
things are just as important as the big ones. Celebrate life
by filling your house with
fall flower arrangements.
Nutrition During Treatment and Beyond
Download the free nutrition guide from the American Cancer
Society. The guide has useful information that will help you
see the importance of proper nutrition throughout every
phase of your journey. Even though chemotherapy may make you
feel too nauseated to eat, eating may actually ease the
symptoms of nausea. The guide is helpful for family members
and caregivers so they have a better understanding of what
you should or shouldn't eat.
Consider Taking an Online Nutrition Class
An online nutrition class can help you understand the
importance of good nutrition during your treatment and
advise you as to what supplements may help and which ones
may be detrimental to your treatment.
Remember The Importance of Exercise
Physical activity is an important part of a comprehensive
treatment and recovery plan. While you may not be physically
able or psychologically inclined to do the sorts of
strenuous workouts you previously did, you can still
incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. A
brief walk around the block will get you out of the house
where you can get some fresh air, enjoy the seasons and get
that physical activity without having to go to great lengths
to do so.
Participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
If you're far along in your treatment or recovery, you may
even want to consider participating in one of the National
Breast Cancer Awareness Month walk events,
bike rides or any of the many other events that raise
awareness about breast cancer. These events raise money for
research, treatment and more.
Connect With Other Survivors
Many breast cancer organizations have services that connect
survivors who want to support one another. Sometimes it
isn't possible to meet with people in person.
created a social network specifically for breast cancer
survivors. If you're ever feeling depressed, or need to get
some encouragement, a breast cancer survivor's social media
platform can make that possible at any time of the day or
The journey to recovery from breast cancer is a long and
difficult one. No woman should have to endure it alone. The
support of friends and family is important, but that isn't
enough. Cancer organizations have loads of free information
that is no further away than your fingertips. Don't deny
yourself the opportunity to take advantage of any resource
that can help you see the light at the end of the tunnel.