Survivorship is defined as living with, through and beyond cancer. Many women feel lonely, abandoned and terrified at the completion of breast cancer treatment with the sudden end to constant health care contact. Life after breast cancer involves adjusting to a new self, learning to live with the long term effects of treatment and the uncertainty of the future. Each breast cancer survivor has their own concerns and challenges and it is now recognised that there are more areas to be addressed in the care for a breast cancer patient including psychosocial care and the management of long term effects of breast cancer treatment.

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