NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Breast Cancer - Early-Stage
(STAGES I AND II)
, Version 1.2016
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 (
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 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.