What’s your go-to summer celebration? Do you plan family or neighborhood dinners? How about attending a ceremony or parade to honor those brave men and women who have served in the United States military? Do you have pool parties, picnics, and BBQs? Do you take a trip to the beach or lake?
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States. It will affect 1 in 8 women in the US.
It is often common for cancer survivors to have poor nutrition because of treatment side effects, poor diet patterns, or even adopting unproven nutrition practices. However, nutrition plays an important role in overall health.
I recently had the privilege of visiting with my chemistry professor from college. The semester that I had his class he was diagnosed with cancer, which kept him from finishing the semester with us. I was glad to find that his funny and optimistic personality had not left him through the treatment process. During the visit he was able to catch me up on the journey he had endured over the last year and a half. Everything from surgery to chemotherapy had taken its toll on his body but not on his spirit.
Survivorship is the next chapter in the cancer journey after treatment has ended and there are no signs of the disease. Some people think of it like a school graduation.