Even when a patient’s cancer is in remission, that doesn’t mean the disease is gone for good.
As a survivor of breast cancer, Michelle Milso knows this. That’s why she and the other members of the Adult Survivorship Program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute carefully monitor their health once their cancer is in remission to prevent reoccurrence.
Ideally, no cancer survivor will need additional treatment after they beat the disease, but the reality is that cancer does return to certain individuals. But if those individuals keep track of their own health and limit harmful behavior — as Milso does — their chances at survival increase greatly. Check out the video above to learn more about survivorship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.