I was delighted to deliver the keynote presentation and lead an interactive session at an event that aimed to raise awareness about diet and lifestyle among breast cancer survivors. The event was focused on some of the unique challenges that breast cancer survivors face when it comes to changing eating habits following their cancer diagnosis.
When it comes to lowering breast cancer risk for older women, the research is clear that both physical activity and staying a healthy weight play an important role. Evidence also suggests — but is not as strong — that these factors may improve survival after diagnosis of breast cancer.
You’ve just been diagnosed with breast cancer, and you are numb and scared. Your world just turned upside-down. Let me help you set it right. I am a 10-year survivor, diagnosed on August 6, 2009. I was in your shoes, shocked, freaked and a little ashamed that I’d allowed my health to get away from me. I am a control freak in so many parts of my life. Yet, my world now felt out of control.