Body image and cancer
Changes to your body can be a constant reminder of your cancer diagnosis and treatment.
They can sometimes affect your body image, which is the picture you have in your mind of how you look (your size, shape and form), and how you feel about your body.
Research has found that 3 out of 4 people that have a body change due to cancer or its treatment feel embarrassed about it at some stage. Concerns about body image can affect both women and men at any age.
Thoughts and feelings about your body image can be difficult to deal with. You may find that you go through many different emotions. This experience will be unique to you, but you may meet other people who have similar thoughts and feelings.