- By Laurel J. Kelly
Living With Cancer: Taking care of yourself after treatment
Cancer survivors: Care for your body after treatment
After your cancer treatment, you likely will be eager to return to good health. And beyond your initial recovery, there are ways to improve your long-term health and quality of life so that you can enjoy the years ahead as a cancer survivor. Here's what you can do to take care of yourself after cancer treatment.
Treating ductal carcinoma in situ
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the presence of abnormal cells inside a milk duct in the breast. DCIS is considered the earliest form of breast cancer. DCIS is noninvasive, meaning it hasn't spread out of the milk duct and has a low risk of becoming invasive. Learn about the diagnosis and treatment options for ductal carcinoma in situ.
Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system
Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system are a group of uncommon disorders that develop in some people who have cancer. They occur when cancer-fighting agents of the immune system also attack parts of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves or muscle. Depending on where the nervous system is affected, paraneoplastic syndromes can cause problems with muscle movement or coordination, sensory perception, memory or thinking skills, or sleep. Learn more about the different types and symptoms of paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system.