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Long-Term Recovery from Breast Cancer

7 ways to reduce your risk of recurrence.

Breast cancer recurrence is a common worry for survivors. It’s normal, and there are counselors and support groups to help women deal with these fears. It’s important to realize that there is no way to guarantee cancer won’t return. Women may think they’ve done something wrong if cancer recurs, but it just isn’t the case. The good news is women can take steps to keep themselves healthy and possibly reduce their risk of recurrence.

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

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  1. Fear of Recurrence and Relapse. Susan G Komen.
  2. Reducing Risk of Recurrence. Johns Hopkins Medicine.
  3. Ten Years of Tamoxifen Reduces Breast Cancer Recurrences, Improves Survival. National Cancer Institute. National Institutes of Health.
  4. Can Food Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer?
  5. Exercise. Susan G. Komen.
  6. Alcohol. Susan G. Komen.
  7. Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations for Women at Higher Risk. Susan G. Komen.

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