10 Ways to Improve Quality of Life During Breast Cancer Treatment
Woman smiling

You have resources to help you during treatment.

If you’re being treated for breast cancer and feel a bit lost or adrift, you’re not alone. It’s not uncommon for women undergoing treatment to need help finding the most effective strategies for improving their quality of life. You have many options that can help you feel better, calmer, more optimistic, less fatigued, and perhaps even stronger. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Was this helpful? (38)

Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

© 2018 Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

View Sources

Medical References

  1. For People with Lymphedema. American Cancer Society. https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/physical-side-effects/lymphedema/for-pe...
  2. Montazeri A, et al. Quality of life in patients with breast cancer before and after diagnosis: an eighteen months follow-up study. BMC Cancer. 2008. http://bmccancer.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2407-8-330
  3. Palliative Care in Cancer. National Cancer Institute.