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Body Image & cancer

Below are the best resources we could find on Body Image and cancer.

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Body Image after Breast Cancer

Video done to support and raise awareness of body image and breast cancer survivors.

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Flat: Reclaiming My Body from Breast Cancer

A feminist breast cancer memoir of medical trauma, love, and how she found the strength to listen to her body. As a young, queer woman, Catherine Guthrie had worked hard to feel at home in her body.

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Readers Write/Vanity

I live in a culture that’s only too eager to court my vanity.

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Body Image and Cancer—Macmillan Cancer Support

Treatments like surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapy can change the way your body looks, works or feels. In this video, Richard, Peter, Heather and Stacey talk about the physical effects of cancer and its treatment.

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Looking Within: Understanding Ourselves through Human Imaging

Where does body image come from? Can we perceive ourselves differently with a broader set of tools? What would it really be like to have x-ray vision? Beyond diagnosing illness or injury, can images of ourselves tell us more about life and ourselves? What if you could see that an accident victim...

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Learning to Accept (if Not Love) My Scar

The scar represented the loss of my younger self’s sense of invulnerability, and — no surprise — triggered a fear of death.

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Body Image after Breast Cancer Treatment: A Resource for Patients

The term “body image” refers to our thoughts, feelings and overall attitude around how we look, how we feel and the way our body works. Breast cancer and its treatment can have a negative impact on your body image.

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The Skin You’re In: Coping with Body Changes After Cancer

Knowing that all people who undergo treatment for cancer will face some sort of changes to their bodies and self-perception is both normalizing and challenging.

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How Does Cancer and Cancer Treatment Affect Body Image and Confidence?

Cancer, and cancer treatment, can change your body, what it looks like and your body confidence. Young people and teenagers share how cancer changed their body but how they still feel still like themselves.

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I Love My Mastectomy Scars, But My Relationship with My Body Is More Complicated

Paige More gets real about what it was like to be a body positivity advocate who didn’t love her own body, and how she’s repairing her relationship with it now.

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