Summertime Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors
The summer season can present some unique challenges when you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are undergoing treatment. For example, how will the heat affect your energy level and daily activities? Will you feel comfortable wearing your wig and/or a bathing suit to the pool or the beach? These and other concerns can be alleviated by following some basic health tips and devising a plan of action that will maximize your summer vacation and the time you spend with family and friends.
Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure and Stay Cool
Know Which Medications and Treatments Are Sensitive to Heat and Sun
Wear a Swimsuit that Maximizes Your Comfort Level
Buy a Wig that Fits Your Summer Lifestyle
Most important of all for all breast cancer survivors – rest, pace yourself, and communicate your specific needs to your loved ones so that together you can enjoy a satisfying summer.
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Have a question about breast cancer? Call the YourShoes® 24/7 support center at (800) 221-2141 and speak with a peer counselor who is also a survivor who can help you.