Stay informed, stay positive
Arm yourself with knowledge, and work with your doctor to make a plan of action that includes eating healthier and becoming more active. And, while continuing to take your medication is an important part of your ongoing breast cancer treatment, maintaining a positive attitude and letting yourself enjoy life are important too. Your attitude can have a big effect on your life.
Stay vigilant about your health
It's important to do everything you can to stay healthy and help reduce the risk of your breast cancer coming back. Stay vigilant about your health by continuing to do the following:
Stick to your hormonal treatment plan
The greatest risk of early breast cancer coming back is within the first five years following the initial diagnosis. That’s why many women continue to take adjuvant hormonal treatment for a full five years to help reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence.
Get regular mammograms according to doctors' orders
Although mammograms won't reduce your risk of recurrence, it is important to always remain vigilant about early detection—even after you've been diagnosed with breast cancer. Mammography is an important tool to help doctors track your disease.