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79

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Breast Cancer - Early-Stage

(STAGES I AND II)

, Version 1.2016

7

Follow-up care

Healthy lifestyle

Healthy lifestyle

Physical activity

Starting or maintaining an active lifestyle is advised.

Physical activity has been linked to better treatment

results. Ask your treatment team about ways for you

to be more active.

Healthy body weight

Like physical activity, a healthy body weight has been

linked to better treatment results. BMI (

b

ody

m

ass

i

ndex) is a measure of body fat based on height and

weight. A BMI score of 20 to 25 is recommended

in order to have the best overall health and breast

cancer outcomes. Ask your treatment team about

ways to achieve a healthy body weight.

Healthy diet

Healthy eating includes eating a balanced diet, eating

the right amount of food, and drinking enough fluids.

Healthy eating and limiting your use of alcohol may

improve treatment results. You may have special food

needs during and after treatment. A nutritionist—an

expert in creating a healthy diet—can help.