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Healthy living

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important during and after breast cancer treatment. Controlling your weight, exercising and eating a healthy diet may help lower your risk of breast cancer recurrence, while also helping to protect you from other diseases and illnesses.

From your first visit to Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) and throughout your care, our team of doctors and clinicians will recommend ways to help you maintain your strength during and after treatment, as well as combat side effects and help manage your weight.

Healthy living

The benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle with breast cancer

Eating a well-balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains is important for everyone, especially breast cancer patients whose nutrient levels may have been impacted by treatment. Consuming high-protein snacks and smaller meals may help combat fatigue. Studies have shown that exercise may have specific benefits for women treated for breast cancer. Research also suggests that maintaining a healthy body weight is vital to long-term health, while lifestyle changes have been shown to decrease breast cancer risk even in high-risk women. To help cope with the side effects of breast cancer treatment and to help reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence, talk to your physician and consider these tips:


Last Revised: 06/21/2017