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Treatment for breast cancer is a long-term commitment. Initial treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy can require trips to the hospital or doctor’s office for several months. You also may need to take medications for up to 5 or even 10 additional years to lower the risk that the cancer will come back.
You’ll get the best results from treatment when you follow your plan completely and on schedule. Doctors often call this "full compliance" or "full adherence." Staying on track can be challenging, though, especially after the first few months.
There are many different reasons why people may not follow their treatment plan as well as they should. Remember that these are common problems: If you're having them, you're not alone! But the more you stay on track, the more the treatment is likely to benefit you.
In this section, you can read more about these common problems and how to overcome them:
Forgetting to Take Medication
I was once told that there would be a day that I'd be in the hospital and I would know more about diabetes then the doctors.
That day has arrived.
For the first time in my life I was hospitalized for something OTHER then diabetes.
I am one who believes that you should trust doctors I mean they didn't go through all that schooling for nothing. They should know what they're doing. But I guess when it comes to handling someone with TYPE 1 diabetes , they just don't know what to do and then when I tried to explain it to them... they seemed to not hear me.
It's my theory that no matter what I go into the hospital for, above all things, I am a Type I diabetic patient first. What that means to me is my diabetes should be considered and included in all forms of treatment. This doesn't mean you just stick me on a diabetic diet and call it a day, which I guess some doctors just find acceptable.
If you still take injections (like I do) t...
When we think about health, we mostly focus on food and exercise. However, the environment (i.e. the air we breathe) is just as important to being well. Although there is not a lot we can do regarding the outside toxins and polluted air we are exposed to, besides choose a more natural place to live, we can control our environment inside our homes. Even though loose safety regulations make it difficult to understand what the ingredients are in our cleaning products and whether or not they are safe, being an educated consumer of natural products or making your own with a few inexpensive simple ingredients can do wonders for your family’s health and wellbeing.
Today’s conventional cleaning products are mostly petroleum based. They often contain toxic chemicals such as phosphates, NPE’s, phthalates, VOC’s, glycol ethers, ammonia and ethanolamine.  Avoiding these ingredients would be much easier if companies were required to list ingredients on the la...
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