The Survivorship Series will give you tips and tools to help you cope with your diagnosis and common side effects, build confidence and empower you to take charge of your health. Topics are geared to women diagnosed with breast cancer before age 45 and include early menopause, long-term effects of treatment, sex and intimacy, and self-care after breast cancer.
June 7 -- Hot and Bothered: Coping with Early Menopause
Hot flashes, mood changes and trouble sleeping are just a few of the annoying symptoms of early menopause due to breast cancer treatment. During this session, participants will learn more about the impact of early menopause and tips on how to manage the symptoms.
June 14 – Stay Alert: Managing the Long-Term Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment
The side effects of breast cancer treatment may last many years following treatment. Some common concerns include heart problems, pain, fatigue, numbness and weight gain. During this session, participants will learn what to watch for, what to report to their provider and when to call them.
June 21 – Let’s Talk About Sex and Breast Cancer
Changes in a person’s sex life are common after a breast cancer diagnosis and during treatment. In this session, participants will learn how to talk about these concerns with their health care provider and partner, and get tips on how to improve their sexual health and satisfaction.
June 28 – Self-Care After Breast Cancer
During this session, participants will learn ways to take care of themselves physically, mentally and spiritually. The important role exercise, nutrition, alcohol consumption, cancer and genetic screening and emotional support can play in a person’s health will be discussed.