Six Ways to Stay Healthy After Cancer Treatment
CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Six Ways to Stay Healthy
After Cancer Treatment
Lower your risk of getting a new cancer or the same cancer again by making these healthy choices.
Protect your skin from the sun with a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, clothing that covers your arms and legs, sunscreen, and shade.
If you smoke, try to quit, and stay away from secondhand smoke. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free support!
Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
TIP: Snack on fruit instead of sugar-sweetened treats.
Try to get at least 2½ hours of moderate-intensity physical activity every week. Start slowly and do a little more each week.
Living Well After Cancer
GET A CANCER
A survivorship care plan is a record of your cancer and treatment history, as well as any checkups or follow-up tests you need in the future. Bring it with you whenever you go to the doctor.
TALK WITH YOUR
DOCTOR AND MAKE DECISIONS TOGETHER
Your doctor may tell you that you should get checkups or tests in the future. These tests can help find early signs of a new cancer or return of the same cancer.
KEEP AN OPEN
YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH
Let your doctor know about any health problems that you are having after you finished treatment, whether it is days, months, or years. Some of the problems may be related to your cancer treatment.
PAY ATTENTION TO
YOUR MENTAL AND
If you feel depressed or are having trouble concentrating or remembering things, talk to your doctor. You can also reach out for support to family members, friends, a support group, or a psychologist.