Life After Breast Cancer Treatments
Posted by Southlake on July 31st, 2015
While women receive a lot of support, advice and medical care when breast cancer is diagnosed and treatments are under way, the ground swelling of assistance often evaporates after treatments are complete. For many women, the years after treatments begin with a defining of a whole new “normal” that isn’t necessarily easy to navigate. With lingering side effects, such as pain and weakness common and plaguing concerns about recurrence, gaining an upper hand on what comes next isn’t always easy.
As late as 2003, breast cancer survivors were finding that little help and little information was available. That changed with research kicked off by Harvard Medical School’s Julie Silver. In her book, “After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better Stronger,” she offers research-based information on how to overcome some of the effects treatments dish out. There’s also a Survivorship Training and Rehab program Silver kicked off to enable medical facilities to gain training they need to help patients better manage their post-treatment lives.
So, what can women expect in the days, months and years following treatment?
Here are a few recovery steps recommended:
Life after cancer treatments won’t always be the same as before. Women who seek out support and take time out for themselves as the new “normal’ is defined, however, are likely to find it’s possible to regain much of that “old life.”
Southlake Oncology, a Choice Cancer Care Treatment Center, located in the Southlake and Grapevine area, is a community-focused oncology practice that delivers exceptional care to North Texas cancer patients with a variety of cancer diagnoses and blood disorders.Also See: Breast Cancer, Whole New, Life After, Kicked Off, Cancer, Treatments, Life
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