Surviving & Thriving After Breast Cancer
After going through treatment for cancer many patients wonder what, if any, are the next steps in their cancer care. We believe that taking care of your cancer doesn’t end when your direct treatment ends. We believe that you have the right to continued medical follow-up with both the breast cancer team and your primary care provider. All major forms of treatment— surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and radiation therapy—can have unwanted, long-term effects which may impair a person’s health and quality of life in many ways. For many of the 1.4 million individuals who are diagnosed with cancer each year, resuming the routines of work and family life after completing active treatment may be especially challenging. Anxiety over the possibility of cancer recurrence may dominate at this time.