Breast cancer and your body image
Breast cancer and its treatment may change your physical appearance, whether that means temporarily losing your hair after chemotherapy, or having a breast removed with a mastectomy, or experiencing lymphedema after surgery to remove your lymph nodes. These changes may affect how you feel about your body. Addressing body image issues before and as they arise is one of the most important ways breast cancer patients can recover a sense of normalcy and gain some control over their experience. Click on the links to the left learn more about coping with breast cancer treatment’s physical effects.