Health Concerns After Breast Cancer Treatment

This section discusses the issues and concerns you may face after breast cancer treatment and ways to deal with them.

Medical Care After Breast Cancer Treatment

Follow-Up Care After Breast Cancer Treatment

Late Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

Survival and Risk of Recurrence After Breast Cancer Treatment

What If Breast Cancer Returns

Questions To Ask Your Doctor

Other Health Concerns

Fatigue and Insomnia

Having Children After Breast Cancer


Menopausal Symptoms

Quality of Life

Sexuality and Intimacy

Healthy Lifestyle and Breast Cancer Survival

Healthy Body Weight

Healthy Diet

Limiting Alcohol

Physical Activity (Exercise)

Not Smoking

Stress, Fears and Concerns

Concern For Family Members

Coping With Stress

Fear of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Working During Treatment

Complementary and Integrative Therapies

Individual Therapies

Safety, Science, Resources and Other Related Topics

You’re not alone

No matter how long ago you completed breast cancer treatment and no matter the struggles you face, there are likely other people who have been where you are today.

Sharing experiences and advice with other survivors may be helpful. We have a list of resources for finding local and online support groups. Your health care provider may be able to suggest a local support group, counselor or other resources to help you adjust to life after breast cancer treatment.

After treatment ends, there are many ways to stay active in the breast cancer community. Getting involved can be personally rewarding and can impact the lives of others.

Support For Breast Cancer Survivors

Support For Family, Friends and Other Loved Ones

Susan G. Komen® Support Resources

  • Do you need help? We’re here for you. The Komen Patient Care Center is your trusted, go-to source for timely, accurate breast health and breast cancer information, services and resources. Our navigators offer free, personalized support to patients, caregivers and family members, including education, emotional support, financial assistance, help accessing care and more. Get connected to a Komen navigator by contacting the Breast Care Helpline at 1-877-465-6636 or email to get started. All calls are answered Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m to 7 p.m. ET and Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. Se habla español.
  • The Komen Breast Cancer and Komen Metastatic (Stage IV) Breast Cancer Facebook groups are places where those with breast cancer and their family and friends can talk with others for friendship and support.
  • Our fact sheets, booklets and other education materials offer additional information.

Updated 12/28/23