Breast Cancer Tips
About Breast Cancer Survivors
Improving the Chances of Surviving Breast Cancer
Screening is the single most important step you can take to improve your chances of surviving breast cancer.
Early detection radically improves your chances, and experts stress screening beyond anything else. If you are
diagnosed, work with your doctor. Commit yourself entirely to the treatment plan you and your doctor agree on.
Keep a positive attitude. Keep your weight in check - women who are overweight or who gain weight during treatment
have increased recurrence and mortality. Exercising, even just a few hours each week, has been shown to increase
survival rates during treatment. Keeping your weight down and exercising will also improve your odds against heart
disease, which kills more women in the U.S. than breast cancer.