5 Ways to Stay Healthy After Breast Cancer

No direct link has been established between lifestyle habits and the risk of a breast cancer recurrence, but surviving cancer is a great occasion to evaluate habits.

Credit: 123rf

4 of 7

Get regular checkups

Set up a schedule of regular visits to your doctor. Each year without a recurrence marks an important drop in your risk, and five years out is a big milestone. Still, recurrences can occur 20 or even 25 years after a first bout with breast cancer, so experts say you'll need to continue screenings.

Next: Boost your spirit

» View All

Stay fit, feel younger, and get special offers and insider health news—from beauty to breast cancer—just for women.

More Ways to Connect with Health