Nowadays, more and more women suffer from breast cancer, especially some young women. So breast cancer got more and more attention. With October designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness month, one expert offers breast cancer survivors some guidance on what they can do to reclaim and maintain their health.
First, cancer survivors should summarize their prior treatment for their primary care physician, and enlist the doctor in an effort to monitor the long-term impact that radiation, chemotherapy and other aggressive interventions can have down the road. In this way, you can find the best way to treat your disease.
Fear of cancer recurrence should be tackled head on, she said, by getting a firm understanding of one’s particular risk and seeking out counseling to help manage concerns. It will offer no help if you just worry about the disease but do not give offers to overcome them. Heaven helps those who help themselves.
Regular exercise and eating well also top “to-do” list, as part of an effort to embark on lifestyle changes that enhance the chances for long-term survival. She also promotes weight management, particularly as a response to certain cancer medications such as tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors, which can cause women to put on pounds. Exercise can help healthy people keep in good condition, and also can help patients recover. So please do not hesitate to join the group to do some exercise.
Not smoking, having no more than one alcoholic drink a day, using sunscreen and getting enough vitamin D will also help with long-term survival. Everybody knows that smoking is harmful to those healthy people, not to mention we sick people. To some extent, alcohol is beneficial to people; but if we drink too much, it also will do great harm to our body. So please try to keep away from alcohol.
And for women who struggle with the ongoing fatigue or memory and concentration issues (sometimes referred to as “chemo brain”) following treatment, we suggest you seek help rather than suffer in silence. Maybe you can not solve it yourself.
Lastly, she encourages women to connect with other breast cancer survivors, while looking into the many community and online resources now available to help patients move on with their lives. You have similar experience, so you can help each other. The following website will be very helpful.
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