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Survivorship Care Plans: Life After Breast Cancer Treatment

Completing breast cancer treatment marks the transition into survivorship—a phase where individuals navigate life beyond active treatment. Survivorship care plans play a pivotal role in addressing post-treatment needs, monitoring health, and promoting overall well-being.

Understanding Survivorship Care Plans

A survivorship care plan is a comprehensive document that outlines a roadmap for post-treatment care. It provides a personalized summary of treatment received, potential side effects, recommendations for follow-up care, and strategies for maintaining health.

Components of Survivorship Care Plans

  • Treatment Summary: A detailed record of therapies, surgeries, and medications received during the course of treatment.

  • Follow-Up Care Guidelines: Recommendations for ongoing screenings, diagnostic tests, and monitoring schedules.

  • Long-Term Effects and Concerns: Information about potential long-term side effects or health risks post-treatment.

  • Health Promotion Strategies: Suggestions for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including diet, exercise, stress management, and smoking cessation.

  • Supportive Services and Resources: Referrals to support groups, counseling, survivorship programs, and other resources.

Life During and After Breast Cancer Treatment

Physical Well-being:

  • Regular follow-up appointments aid in monitoring for any recurrence or long-term side effects.

  • Focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise, a balanced diet, and adequate sleep.

Emotional and Psychological Adjustment:

  • Embrace emotional resilience by seeking support, joining support groups, or seeking counseling if needed.

  • Coping with fears of recurrence or uncertainties about the future through mindfulness and acceptance.

Addressing Long-Term Effects:

  • Be aware of potential long-term effects of treatment, such as lymphedema, cognitive changes, fatigue, or menopausal symptoms.

  • Seek medical advice and adopt coping strategies to manage these effects effectively.

Empowerment through Self-Advocacy:

  • Be an active participant in your health by understanding and advocating for your post-treatment care needs.

  • Communicate openly with healthcare providers about concerns or questions.

The Role of Survivorship Care Plans

Facilitating Continuity of Care: Serve as a roadmap for ongoing care, ensuring a seamless transition from active treatment to survivorship.

Empowering Patients: Offer patients the tools and information needed to take control of their health and well-being

Promoting Health Surveillance: Facilitate regular screenings and surveillance to detect any recurrence or new health issues early.

Conclusion: Embracing Life Beyond Treatment

Survivorship care plans are instrumental in guiding individuals through life after breast cancer treatment. Embracing survivorship involves addressing physical, emotional, and psychological well-being while staying proactive in monitoring health. Empowering oneself with knowledge, support, and regular follow-up care lays the foundation for a fulfilling life beyond breast cancer treatment.



Meditation Mondays:

Chakra Chanting with Gloria

Mondays at 10:00 a.m. ET 


Thursday Night Thrivers:

All Stages Support Group

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. ET



Thursday Night Thrivers:

Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group

First and third Thursdays

of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET



Thursday Night Thrivers:

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Support Group

Second Thursday

of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET


The Caregiver Huddle

Third Tuesday

of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET


Tuesday Night Thrivers

Después de un Diagnóstico:

Grupo de Apoyo en Español

2do y Cuarto Martes de cada mes 

7:00 p.m. ET


Encourage and Empower

For Newly Diagnosed

September 10, 11:00 a.m. ET


Breast Cancer Book Club

The first Sunday of the month



July 19,  10:00 a.m. ET


Restorative Yoga:

Unearthing Opportunities

July 15 ,  5:30 p.m. ET


Reflect & Recharge

Expressive Writing

July 22,  6:00 p.m. ET


Art Therapy

August 5, 6:00 p.m. ET


Yoga Fitness with Chair Assist

August 13, 11:30 a.m. ET


Forest Bathing

August 13,  6:00 p.m. ET


Yoga Stretching for DIEP flap

August 20,  6:00 p.m. ET


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Upcoming Events


Surviving Breast Cancer provides breast cancer support, events, and webinars at no cost to you! Whether you are looking to gain more knowledge on a particular topic or meet up with other breast cancer survivors, we have something for everyone. 


Our standing appointment on Thursdays is for all stages. We also host specific breakout groups once a month for specific stages and subtypes such as Metastatic breast cancer, and Inflammatory Breast Cancer, etc. 


The Book Club meets the first Sunday of every month at 11 am ET. You are welcome to join each month or pick and choose your month based on your availability and the book we are reading. 


Through art, writing, and other creative modalities, we hold the power to manage our stress, make sense of our now, and relax into moments of stillness. 


Free, monthly, online classes in restorative yoga, yoga for breast cancer, and Zumba. 


Después de un Diagnóstico

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