Surviving beast cancer depends on many things, including having a solid support system. Between the affects of chemotherapy and surgery, women often need someone by their side every step of the way.
Beth Peacock, a 9-month breast cancer survivor, believes this theory as well. The 45-year-old spoke with the Joslin Globe
and admitted it was her close friends and family that helped her fight her battle against the disease by assisting her with everyday activities.
"Some of the medications I was on, I couldn't let my feet or hands get hot, so I couldn't help my husband do the dishes," she told the news outlet.
Peacock also joined a support group, where she was able to talk to people who were experiencing the same emotions and turmoil.
"They took me under their wing, and they've just been my support through this whole thing," she told the news outlet. "We're able to talk about drugs we were on, how it happened…It's just so transparent that you can talk about emotions and frustration."
According to the American Cancer Society, there are currently 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States today.