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The information to move your life forward
Finishing breast cancer treatment can feel like starting all over again: alone in a new world, with few who understand. Here, you'll find resources to explore your new concerns, such as how often to consult your doctors and what tests you may need. Find out how to get support from your loved ones and learn how to cope with your fears of recurrence.
Here you will discover people who have walked in your shoes. We’ll share their insights and offer expert-led guidance on the most common challenges, like when to see your doctor, how to cope with menopausal symptoms, and what words to use to help the people around you understand the support you need, now.
You’ve had your surgery and other treatments. Maybe you even rang the bell. Now everyone expects your life to go back to normal. Except life doesn’t feel like it did before breast cancer – you are changed. While the world keeps on turning, you are left wondering: What just happened?
The end of breast cancer treatment can feel like a new landscape. You’re seeing your doctors less often, and yet there are so many questions. Questions like how many years to take hormonal therapy, how to cope with life-changing side effects, and how to ask for help when everyone seems to think you should be “over” breast cancer. For many in our community, the post-active treatment period can feel tumultuous, a time with more questions than answers and more pressure than support.
Right after surgery, I was crying for days because I could really think about the trauma I’d been through. Life after cancer is confusing. There’s no clear path.”
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Reviewed and updated: July 5, 2022
Reviewed by: LBBC Staff
Living Beyond Breast Cancer is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to create a world that understands there is more than one way to have breast cancer. To fulfill its mission of providing trusted information and a community of support to those impacted by the disease, Living Beyond Breast Cancer offers on-demand emotional, practical, and evidence-based content. For over 30 years, the organization has remained committed to creating a culture of acceptance — where sharing the diversity of the lived experience of breast cancer fosters self-advocacy and hope. For more information, learn more about our programs and services.