Quality Of Life After Breast Cancer Treatment: A Simple How-To

There’s an easy Rx that will boost the quality of your life after breast cancer: Healthy lifestyle choices

Quality of life is really the ultimate goal of every human, right? We’re only given one chance, after all. After breast cancer treatment, quality of life might seem like a fleeting thing. But there are steps you can take to improve your health, and therefore, your life — that may help you actually live that quality life even longer.

Discovering the Key to Better Quality of Life after Breast Cancer

Getting breast cancer is a life-altering experience… and often times, life-altering for the better. During treatment or shortly thereafter, it is common for women to take a step back and decide that this is a turning point in their lives—a turning point to start living a healthier lifestyle than before.

Whether they leave stressful jobs or vow to take more vacations, they’re thinking about the value of each of their days. And oftentimes we don’t even realize it, but that value can be improved with the smallest of health and lifestyle changes.


Inspiration to Live a Healthier Lifestyle

Some of the changes that will improve your quality of life after breast cancer treatment will also help reduce risk of recurrence and boost your overall health. These include the following:



Making these lifestyle changes will give you more energy, reduce your risk of recurrence, improve your general health, and reassure you that you ARE doing the right things to keep your body and especially your breasts healthy. Your quality of life after breast cancer treatment may even be better than it was before.

by Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG,  breast cancer survivor, University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer and Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine