Research shows after breast cancer, many survivors still suffer from anxiety, insomnia and pain.

Werner Absenger, from the Absenger Education Foundation has found that survivors who regularly participate in yoga, meditation, music therapy and mindful eating, see an increase in their quality of life.

The Johnson Family Cancer Center in Muskegon offers all four of these programs to all breast cancer survivors, free of charge. The “Living Well in Breast Cancer Survivorship Program” is a collaboration between the Johnson Center and the Absenger Foundation. It is funded through March of 2017 by a grant from Komen Michigan.

For more information and to sign up, call 616-607-7360 or go online to

Don’t forget to remind your Friends For Life about the importance of breast health and breast cancer awareness.

“Know Your Normal.” Do a breast self-exam on the 13th of every month, get regular doctor screenings and get yearly mammograms after the age of 40.