After handling your breast cancer diagnosis and getting through immediate surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, you’ll be keen to get on with your ‘new normal’ ‘post-breast cancer’ life. Most women report that experiencing breast cancer changes their outlook on life.
You may still be under treatment for some time to come. If your cancer was hormone receptor positive, your hormone therapy may continue for several years. If your diagnosis was advanced breast cancer, your treatments will continue indefinitely. Even if you no longer need active treatment, the emotional and physical impacts of your breast cancer may continue to affect you.
On these pages you will find information and ideas to support you as you move through this phase of your breast cancer experience. Remember that you are not alone in this; many New Zealanders have been and are going through what you are experiencing.