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Recovery Fitness and Survivorship From Breast Cancer

When, why, and how to start an exercise program after breast cancer treatment

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Side Effects of Treatment: "Chemo Brain"

Update From SABCS: Doctors from MDACC and University of Rochester explain the cause, signs and symptoms of "chemo brain"

Mediterranean

Mediterranean Diet May Lower Cancer Risk

A Mediterranean diet lowers cancer risk and may boost immunotherapy treatment.

Cancer survivors face fear of recurrence, ongoing side effects from treatment, emotional distress, and ongoing financial issues. Facing these challenges at a time when family and friends might assume that the most difficult stage of the journey has been completed can leave survivors feeling misunderstood and guilty for continuing to struggle at a time when they are expected to thrive. Every patient should have a survivorship care plan summarizing their history to help them and their providers bridge the gap between active treatment and long-term recovery. Access to resources covering the transition from active treatment to recovery including surveillance for cancer recurrence, support for late side effects of treatment, risk reduction and screening for second cancers, and psychosocial, and financial support are the critical for successful survivorship.