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Living Your Best Life With Breast Cancer
Living your best life carries a different meaning for each of us. Age, values, beliefs and your breast cancer experience—among other factors—all influence how you view your quality of life. Try to stay focused on things that provide meaning to you. If you have hobbies, volunteer work, faith-based activities or a job you love, stay involved as much as you can. During treatment, work with your healthcare team to ensure your treatment plan makes room for the meaningful activities in your life. Do what feels right and works for you, even if that’s simply striving to live in the moment.
Build Your Community of Support
When you have the support of others who care about and understand you, it helps give you the strength to make your life as full as it can be. Build your support community to ensure you have the help you need to cope with your cancer. This community goes beyond your healthcare team to include close friends, family and a network of other young women who understand what you’re going through.Find Your Community
Life is stressful, and breast cancer adds an unique set of stressors. Taking the time to focus on your overall wellness can help reduce stress and aid your treatment. Whether you're continuing to do things that bring you joy or you're focusing on resiliency after treatment, see why mental and physical wellness are important to your overall health.Keep Reading »
Connect with Others
Find women who know what it’s like to face breast cancer at a young age. The YSC community makes it easy to find and connect with other young survivors and co-survivors.