Staying Healthy After Cancer Treatment

Photo of a couple in a kitchen making a salad

Eating lots of fresh vegetables is one way to stay healthy.

When your treatment is finished, your doctor may tell you that you should get checkups or tests in the future. This is called follow-up care. Be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions. These tests can help find early signs of a new or the same cancer.

You can lower your risk of getting cancer again or having the cancer come back by making healthy choices like—

  • Staying away from tobacco. If you smoke, try to quit, and stay away from other people’s smoke.
  • Protecting your skin from overexposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun and tanning beds.
  • Eating lots of fruits and vegetables.
  • Keeping a healthy weight.
  • Being physically active.