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For some people, cancer and its treatment can have a big impact on their body. Treatments like surgery|, chemotherapy|, radiotherapy| and hormonal therapy| can change the way your body looks, works or feels.
Cancer and its treatment can change your body, and how you feel about the way you look
Cancer and its treatment can cause a number of different, physical changes to your body
Many people feel they have to appear to cope well and put on a brave face, but talking about your body changes can help
Changes to your body can affect how you feel about yourself and your sexuality
References and thanks for the body image and cancer section
It's natural to have concerns about your body image, but there's help if you're feeling worried about it
Find out about the help that's available if body changes that occur after cancer and its treatment seem overwhelming
Planning ahead can help you to consider things which might make you anxious and decide on how you will cope with them
There are many ways to take control, and find ways and people to help you adapt to your body changes.
For answers, support or just a chat, call the Macmillan Support Line free (Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm).
If you have any questions about cancer, need support or just want someone to talk to, ask Macmillan.
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