Breast cancer and its treatment can have many physical effects on your body. You might be challenged by fatigue, pain, lymphoedema, lowered bone density, changes in weight, changes in mood, hair loss or the side effects of early menopause.
Some people find this is a time when they have a renewed focus on their physical wellbeing. You may find yourself seeking out ways to take better care of yourself. Speak to your GP or specialist for support and information so that you can live your life fully.
Breast cancer has had some positive effects on me. I'm more assertive, and probably also selfish enough to join and attend gym. I've made lifestyle changes including diet, exercise and meditation.
There are things you can do that may help you to feel better:
Let’s be upfront about pain, side effects and palliative care.
Let’s be upfront about causal beliefs and how they impact our feelings and behaviours.
Let’s be Upfront about the psychological and physical benefits of exercise during and after cancer treatment.
Let’s be upfront about the side effects of hormone-blocking therapies for the treatment of hormone receptor positive breast cancer.
*This article does not provide medical advice and is intended for informational purposes only.
Please consult a medical professional or healthcare provider if you're seeking medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment.