Body Image

During your life, your body goes through changes that may affect the image you have of yourself.  Puberty, the media, our families, school… there are many different things that influence how we feel about ourselves. 

Cancer and its treatment can also affect what your body looks like or how it feels.  Some people may lose or gain weight; some lose their hair; surgery may leave people with scarring or changes to their shape; some people experience tingling or numbness; and some people find they need help with things they are normally okay with, such as going to the loo. 

With or without the physical symptoms, a diagnosis of cancer alone can also affect how a person feels about their body and their confidence.

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