- Expect a mix of emotions.
- Start improving your financial resources in case of a recurrence. Refine your investment strategy.
- To cope: Talk. Find a breast cancer buddy. Join a support group. Use whatever worked for you in the past.
- Find out which tips for coping with emotions that surface post treatment work for you.
- Relationships with family and friends change after treatment. Ask for help when you need it.
- Comply with your drug regimen if you are given one. Learn how to save money when purchasing drugs, and how to store and dispose of them safely.
- Adopt a cancer prevention lifestyle. (It may help to think of it as part of your treatment).
- Show up for follow-up physical exams and tests.
- Get a disease specific Follow Up Plan.
- Reclaim your life.
- If you work, let people know about your continuing needs. You are protected if you want to change jobs or careers.
- Physical and mental effects are likely to linger. In fact, new ones may show up.
- Consider pointers to help pay for your medical bills and other debts.
- If you have health insurance, do whatever is necessary to keep it. If you don't have health insurance, now is the time to start looking for it. Keep other basic insurance as well.
- Do what you can to prevent unnecessary infection, particularly when your immune system is low.
- If you don't have a pet, consider getting one.
- If you lost your ability to have children due to treatment, consider the options that are still open to you.
- What to do if the treatment didn't work.
- IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO WORK OR MAY BE UNABLE TO WORK IN THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE
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