A breast cancer diagnosis is life-changing and can bring physical and emotional challenges. Research has shown that breast cancer survivors who adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors have improved health, well-being, and quality of life. These behaviors include healthy eating habits, regular exercise, stress management, social connections, good sleep habits, and avoiding risky substances such as drugs and alcohol.

In this Massachusetts General Hospital Blum Center presentation from October 25, 2022, Amy Comander, MD, DipABLM, Dana Haggett, MS, RN, FNP-BC, and Elizabeth Abraham, BSN, RN, review these recommendations and lead an interactive conversation to empower patients to adopt healthy behaviors. They are also joined by a patient who shares how she adopted these lifestyle habits after her breast cancer diagnosis.

This program is a collaboration between the Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center and Mass General Cancer Center.