Recovery

It is amazing that it can take a real scare like getting cancer to make us evaluate our lifestyle and our priorities seriously. One frequently discovers a greater appreciation of life, family and friends. Faced with the reality of our human frailty it suddenly seems more urgent and important to reassess where we are going and what we are doing.

This is a great opportunity to look at lifestyle and to make changes regarding:

  • Stress
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Having fun

These changes will not only help now but will hopefully continue once you have completed treatment and are getting back to normal.

Moving on - at some point it is healthy to feel that you have got over your treatment and to be able to return to a normal lifestyle. You should not live the rest of your life in fear - or under the cloud of being a cancer patient.

Keeping things in perspective Once treatment for early breast cancer is complete there is usually more chance of dying from other medical problems - especially heart disease - than from a recurrence of the cancer.

Turn your anxiety into positive energy concentrating on overall wellbeing and extracting every ounce of fun and joy from a fulfilling life!

Keep your regular check-ups, but lets worry about recurrence only if it occurs.

 
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Meet the Surgeon

Trevor Smith MBChB FCS

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