Ask any cancer survivor what they fear most and the overwhelming response is a reoccurrence of their disease. Yet, frequently healthcare professionals spend little time speaking to survivors about lifestyle modification, and guidelines to follow that can promote continued overall health. The list below is derived from a set of evidence-based recommendations.
Maintaining the following lifestyle can help minimize the risk of cancer.
Get regular exercise
Eat a healthy diet
Maintain a healthy weight
Consume alcohol in moderation
Use sun protection, including sunscreens and protective clothing
Stay connected with family and friends
As a cancer survivor, you also should:
Get regular check-ups from your healthcare professional
Engage in rehabilitation to optimize your recovery from treatment
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