Be prepared for emotional changes
Through all the consultations, procedures and physical changes over the course of your cancer treatment, you may not have had time to think much about your emotions, your self-image and what's next for you. What's most important to know is that emotional changes are normal and expected through your breast cancer journey. Dealing with them and getting treatment if necessary is equally important, says the American Cancer Society. Support groups are plentiful and usually convenient. Here are some feelings you might experience:

Even short-term changes such as hair loss can have an effect on your body image.

Some survivors find they are less interested in intimacy and that can affect self-image as well as relationships. Some find couples counseling helpful.

People close to you may not be quite sure how to approach you. They may spout positive sayings or ask personal questions that make you uncomfortable. Have a plan for how much you want to discuss with people.

You may worry about taking care of your family or maintaining your household. Let others help and consider reassigning responsibilities.

If you feel perpetually anxious and the anxiety is caused by breast cancer medications, it may get worse over time and you may experience chest pain, insomnia or nightmares, says Antidepressants may help. Consult a doctor to see whether they are a good option for you.

You may experience new fears. After all, life may have seemed more certain before your diagnosis. Now you may have lost some of that feeling of control.

Fatigue, a common side effect of breast cancer treatment, can lead to depression. Up to 1 in 4 people with cancer do have clinical depression, according to the American Cancer Society. Sadness is a normal reaction to a breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment. But if you have feelings of sadness or worthlessness that last more than a few days, see a doctor, says The good news is clinical depression can be treated.