Your hospital just gave you a clean bill of health; your body is free of breast cancer. If there ever was a time to celebrate, this is it. While it may be difficult to break free of the anxiety that prevents you from believing that you are healthy once again, continuing to worry can significantly impact your wellbeing. However, as the following guidelines detail, there are some habits you should continue in order to ensure that you can live your best life after breast cancer.
Give your body time to heal.
Surviving breast cancer typically indicates that you have received a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or other medications to eradicate the cancer cells from your body. This is not to be taken lightly. Though you no longer have cancer, your body may still be reacting to the treatment that cured you of it. Therefore, take the time to let your body properly heal. Some breast cancer survivors take weeks or months to fully recover from their medical care.
Maintain healthy lifestyle habits.
Now is the time to reaffirm your commitment to healthy living. You can aid in your body’s healing process by implementing good eating habits and stabilizing your weight. Make sure to get plenty of rest as well. With the approval of your doctor, you can also begin or continue a regular exercise regimen, which can increase your strength and boost your immune system.
Continue your checkups.
While worrying about your breast cancer coming back will not contribute to your wellbeing, keeping up with your hospital visits will. Your doctor will want to closely watch your health in the ensuing months after you have been given a cancer-free diagnosis. However, the longer you go without a cancer reoccurrence, the greater length of time you can enjoy between doctor’s visits.
Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center provides comprehensive preventative health and treatment options for women in the greater Thousand Oaks region. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, call us today at (877) 888-5746 to learn more about our healthcare services or to schedule a consultation.