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Moving on After Treatment
After and during cancer treatments, many patients are ready to get back to normal life however, living with cancer has impacted their emotional and physical health is likely to have change their perspective on life, love, friends and or faith. Whatever your experience try to accept that you’re like my four will be different. Although you may feel initial feelings of joy and relief you may also feel apprehensive about the future risk of recurrence for cancer. Survival rate depends upon the type of cancer, treatment and how long it is in remission. Unfortunately there is no cure for cancer however, there are always ways to regain control of your health. Making informed decisions on your medical care and developing a wellness plan can help you lessen the chance of recurrence while living a healthy active life.
Deciding on Follow-Up Care
After treatment, you will develop a follow up care plan with your healthcare team. In most cases survivors return to the doctor every 3 to 4 months during the first 2 to 3 years after treatment after these check ups your doctor will give you a routine physical exam and ask you about your overall health. Make sure to communicate any discomfort you are experiencing emotional or physical so they can modify your medical care.
Developing Your Wellness Plan
Consider your life before cancer. Did you have any unhealthy habits? How did you manage the stressors in day-to-day life? Starting today, you can strive to live better. This means eating a balanced diet, exercising, making healthy choices and actually finding support and encouragement along the way.