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In the U.S., most people diagnosed with breast cancer will live for many years. Today, there are more than 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. (more than any other group of cancer survivors!) .
At Susan G. Komen®, we view anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, a survivor, from the time of diagnosis through the end of life. The American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute use a similar definition [1-2]. We recognize though that not everyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer will identify with this term or see themselves as a “survivor” .
This section discusses the unique issues and concerns you may face and ways to deal with them.
FOLLOW-UP CARE AFTER TREATMENT
LATE EFFECTS OF TREATMENT
SURVIVAL AND RISK OF RECURRENCE AFTER TREATMENT
WHAT IF BREAST CANCER RETURNS
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR
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FATIGUE AND INSOMNIA
HAVING CHILDREN AFTER BREAST CANCER
QUALITY OF LIFE
SEXUALITY AND INTIMACY
SAFETY, SCIENCE, RESOURCES AND OTHER RELATED TOPICS
HEALTHY BODY WEIGHT
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (EXERCISE)
CONCERN FOR FAMILY MEMBERS
COPING WITH STRESS
FEAR OF RECURRENCE
WORKING DURING TREATMENT
No matter how long ago you completed breast cancer treatment and no matter the struggles you face, there are likely other people who have been where you are today.
Sharing experiences and advice with other survivors may be helpful. We have a list of resources for finding local and online support groups. Your health care provider can also tell you how to find a local support group.
After treatment ends, there are many ways to stay active in the breast cancer community. Getting involved can be personally rewarding and can impact the lives of others.
SUPPORT FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS
SUPPORT FOR FAMILY,FRIENDS AND OTHER LOVED ONES
SUSAN G. KOMEN® SUPPORT RESOURCES
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