Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
In general, a better health outcome is connected with a healthy lifestyle – exercise, a good, balanced diet, and perhaps an element of spirituality or mindfulness. This could include praying and/or yoga. Focus on eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Also limit alcohol consumption and smoking.
Managing your daily schedule
Breast cancer treatment may be accompanied by nausea, and some feelings of exhaustion. Be open to help from family, friends and colleagues. Having someone at your side and you go through this process will help to encourage you and keep you positive.
Dealing with anxiety about cancer recurrence
Most cancer patients feel worried or anxious that the cancer may come back. This is a natural reaction. Speak with your doctor about the possibility of the cancer returning. As you take note of your body – especially any changes, let you doctor know if you notice: lump, rash, constant pain, long-lasting headaches, chronic coughing, changes in energy levels, loss of appetite/weight loss.