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Breast Cancer Treatment Is Over; Now How Do You Get Back To Normal?

Breast Cancer Treatment Is Over; Now How Do You Get Back To Normal?

A diagnosis of breast cancer often leads to a treatment plan that includes surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation and frequent check-ups. As the treatment takes place over time, a routine develops. But what happens — and what should a patient do —– once the treatment ends? "There is the common misconception by someone who hasn't dealt with breast cancer that you go out to the parking lot and pop open the champagne," says Lisa Graziano, manager of the Breast Cancer Survivorship Patient Navigator Program at the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital. "It should be a happy day, but now there's anxiety —– I still...

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