BRIEF COMMUNICATION Living with body image changes following completion of cancer treatment

Margaret I. Fitch


I experienced some body image issues. I am very fortunate to still have my right breast, but two surgeries changed it so that it looked and felt different. Family and close friends didn’t understand and thought that I should be thankful for the positive outcome. I was extremely thankful and knew it could have been much worse, but the fact was, my body was different and I was having some trouble accepting it. As well, I was single and dating, so I struggled with the fact that a potential partner may not find my body attractive or desirable.  (#127 Q33 NL)

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