Looking Forward After                    Breast Cancer                         Crystal Brown-TatumAuthor: Saltwater Taffy ...
I’ve survived! Now what?1.   Prioritize what’s important2.   Focus on those that matter3.   Schedule time for yourself4.  ...
Recurrence Fears1. Worrying will not change any outcome2. Seek professional counseling if your   fears become overwhelming...
Turning Passion into Advocacy 1. Identify any deficiencies along    your journey 2. Do your part to make the next    perso...
True Measure of a SurvivorA survivor isn’t just a person who has hadcancer. They are a person who has beatincredible odds....
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Looking Forward after Breast Cancer (Personal Journey as Survivor) - Crystal Brown-Tatum - 7th Annual Breast Health Summit

  1. 1. Looking Forward After Breast Cancer Crystal Brown-TatumAuthor: Saltwater Taffy and Red High Heels: My Journey through Breast Cancer 2011 Pink Power Mom Founder/President-Sisters Network Shreveport
  2. 2. I’ve survived! Now what?1. Prioritize what’s important2. Focus on those that matter3. Schedule time for yourself4. Stay diligent with your follow-up healthcare and appointments
  3. 3. Recurrence Fears1. Worrying will not change any outcome2. Seek professional counseling if your fears become overwhelming or self- consuming3. Adopt a healthy lifestyle4. Remember that a certain amount of uncertainty exists in our daily lives
  4. 4. Turning Passion into Advocacy 1. Identify any deficiencies along your journey 2. Do your part to make the next person’s journey a little smoother
  5. 5. True Measure of a SurvivorA survivor isn’t just a person who has hadcancer. They are a person who has beatincredible odds.A woman is a survivor from the moment ofdiagnosis.I may have had breast cancer but breastcancer never had me.

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