Healthy Living and Survivorship

Healthy Living and Survivorship

Whether you were diagnosed 10 weeks ago, 10 months ago, 10 years ago, we offer resources and support to help you navigate your entire survivorship journey. Learn more about survivorship with our free customized survivorship kit and nutrition, wellness, exercise, and healthy living resources.

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Creating your own personalized survivorship kit is easy! Each kit includes information on health and nutrition, genetics, bone health, and psychosocial support as a breast and/or ovarian cancer survivor.

You can further customize your kit by selecting a free healthy living cookbook, as well as printed resources.

To request your personalized survivorship kit, complete the order form below and a member of our clinical team will contact you to confirm your order prior to shipping.

Thriving Again Survivorship Kit Order Form

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Nutrition

Whether you are at risk, recently diagnosed, living with cancer, or have completed your cancer treatment, a healthy diet is an important part of your breast or ovarian cancer journey. Eating well can be extremely beneficial in reducing your risk, maintaining a healthy weight, and facing side effects of treatment. It is important to try to maintain healthy nutrition habits both before, during and after treatment.

Gain new strategies for managing nutrition and meal planning during Coronavirus (COVID-19), a cancer diagnosis, or other challenging times in your life by watching this Nutrition in Vulnerable Times webinar.

Click here for an assortment of healthy recipes you can enjoy.

Looking to bake something fun and delicious? Support Sharsheret and watch our recent Babka Bake to learn how to make the perfect babka.

Nutrition Videos & Blogs  Additional Resources BMI Calculator

Nutrition Videos & Blogs

Sharsheret is a national not for profit cancer support and education organization and does not provide any medical advice or perform any medical procedures. The information provided by Sharsheret is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem. Always seek the advice of your physician or qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Blogs

Eating Right Through Passover
Food Is Medicine Too
Healthy Eating And The Holidays
Healthy Living During And After Cancer: Ask The Expert
Rachel Beller’s 10 Nutrition Commandments to Perk Up Your Breast Health
Reporting From ASCO: Obesity And Breast Cancer
What’s Cooking? Your Diet And Nutrition Questions Answered

Resources

Breast Cancer Survivors: What You Need To Know About Nutrition And Exercise (Audio)
Cancer Support Community: Diet and Nutrition During Cancer Treatment
Cancer.Org: Can I Lower My Risk of Breast Cancer Progressing or Coming Back
MSKCC: Nutrition Basics for Cancer Survivors
Survivor Strong: Healthy Living During and After Cancer

After treatment for breast and ovarian cancer, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle as being overweight may increase the risk of a recurrence. to determine what is a healthy weight, your doctor may refer to your Body Mass Index (BMI).
BMI is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. BMI can be used as a screening tool but is not diagnostic of the body fatness or health of an individual. A trained healthcare provider should perform appropriate health assessments in order to evaluate an individual’s health status and risks.
To calculate your BMI, see the BMI Calculator.


Exercise

While it may be difficult at times, it is important to stay as active as possible both during and after treatment. Getting regular exercise is important not only for your overall health but can help lessen certain side effects of treatment and may help reduce risk of recurrence.

Exercise can sometimes be a challenge, particularly if you have been in treatment or have had surgery. Always ask your doctor before you start a new exercise regimen and to discuss which exercises are best for you.

Fitness Videos & Blogs Additional Resources

Fitness Videos and Blogs

Sharsheret is a national not for profit cancer support and education organization and does not provide any medical advice or perform any medical procedures. The information provided by Sharsheret is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem. Always seek the advice of your physician or qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Videos

Blogs

Dancing Through My Road to Recovery
Feeling Upbeat with Cardio Drumming
On My Mat
Survivor Strong: Healthy Living During and After Cancer
You Had Me at Fatigue

Resources

2Unstoppable: FREE online fitness buddy matching and other exercise resources
Breastcancer.Org: Exercise Safely
Cancer.Org: Exercises After Breast Cancer Surgery
Carol Michaels Fitness: Email Carol for free Cancer Recovery Fitness® virtual exercise class information.
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Cancer Care: Online Exercise Classes
Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center, Sid Jacobson JCC: Exercise Videos
Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center, Sid Jacobson JCC: Online Exercise and Wellness Classes
Strength For Life NY: Virtual Exercises for Cancer Patients


Wellness

Mindfulness
Learn the science behind mindfulness, how it can help you deal with the physical, spiritual discomfort of this moment, and easy tools you can immediately utilize when you watch this webinar on Mindfulness Strategies for Navigating COVID-19.

Resiliency
Focus on finding meaning in difficult times, managing fear, and developing coping strategies for the road ahead in this Road to Resiliency webinar. Watch the Road to Resiliency supplemental video on Connectivity and Humor to learn additional ways to build your resilience.

Self-Care
Explore practical tips and self-care insights in this webinar to keep you feeling satisfactory from head to toe in the time of COVID-19.

Have a question please let us know and one of our clinical staff will contact you.

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