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  • 30 September 2021
  • 2 years

Supporting the Recovery of Women After Breast Cancer

Emmanuelle Fourcade

When a serious illness occurs, such as breast cancer, the individual affected goes through a period of long-term sick leave. To help them get through this period and prepare for their return to work in the best possible condition, we offer support that is not only multidisciplinary but is also based on the specific needs of the person and their particular health situation.

In the case of women with breast cancer, we are very attentive to the changes linked to the transition from a situation marked by the emotional and physical impact of the treatments to one of isolation and chronic fatigue. Therefore, in addition to helping them reposition themselves and reintegrating into their professional lives, we build a team around these women with whom they can rethink their future in the broadest sense. To do this, we structure our support around three specific areas of assistance.

Firstly, from a psychological point of view, with regards to the emotions linked to the pre-and post-illness and treatment, we help them integrate what they have experienced into freeing themselves from the trauma following the discovery and announcement of the disease, and from the fear of recurrence. We support their projection for their future, taking into account their new state of health.

Secondly, we help them to restore a positive body image for themselves that reveals their personality so that they no longer perceive their body as a vector of their illness. To do this, we propose to the individual to work with body image coaches and psychotherapy professionals to help them manage the chronic pain so that they can once again view themselves as physically capable individuals.

Furthermore, scientific studies indicate that physical activity reduces the risk of recurrence by 20 percent. Our physical support programs help individuals with breast cancer fight against the side effects of the treatment and regain the energy they need so that they can mobilize towards action, as physical activity has been proven to contribute to getting out of a state of chronic fatigue.

 

References

Journal of the American Medical Association

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Disclaimer: This document is intended for general information only. It does not provide the reader with specific direction, advice, or recommendations. You may wish to contact an appropriate professional for questions concerning your particular situation.

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