Stopping treatment after having breast cancer can be both liberating and terrifying. While it may be nice to end the treatments and medications and the side effects and complications that can go with them, it can also be scary to leave the almost constant care of doctors and the treatments that got you to the point where you are now. However, there is an increasing demand for continued care for survivors, not just patients, and oncologists are stepping up to take on this responsibility.
Invisible Illness Week aims to encourage those with an “invisible” chronic illness to raise their voices and be heard. While many consider breast cancer a “one and done” illness, those who’ve battled it know that the lasting effects go on forever – completely invisible to everyone but the…