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“I Want to Survive and Thrive”: Diet and Physical Activity Recommendations for Breast Cancer Survivors

Kolasa, Kathryn M., PhD, RDN, LDN; Bouchenoire, Anne R., BFA

doi: 10.1097/NT.0000000000000296
Food and Nutrition

In this article, we review current diet and physical activity recommendations for long-time survivors of breast cancer. We also hear the voice of a survivor and her response to the diagnosis of a postmenopausal breast cancer, the type of care she received, and her readiness to respond to diet and physical activity recommendations. Suggestions for interprofessional nutrition and physical activity counseling across the continuum of cancer care are given.

Kathryn M. Kolasa, PhD, RDN, LDN, is professor emeritus, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, and contributing editor to Nutrition Today.

Anne R. Bouchenoire, BFA, survives and thrives as a grandmother, painter, avid reader, and adventurer as well as a retired global brand management executive.

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Correspondence: Kathryn M. Kolasa, PhD, RDN, LDN, 3080 Dartmouth Dr, Greenville, NC 27858 (

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