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Wellness & body image

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About Breast Cancer > Wellness & Body Image

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Here, you can learn self-care steps that can help you feel calmer and more supported. We’ll share strategies for adjusting to your post-surgery body and how you can incorporate complementary therapies to ease side effects and cope.

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Video: Reflections: Body Image After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis


Breast cancer can change the way your body feels and the way you feel about your body and yourself. This video offers specific steps to move toward understanding and accepting your changed body, self-image, and health. In addition, young women impacted by breast cancer share how they felt before and after treatment, and what they’re doing to move their lives forward.

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By keeping my hair, I was able to control my narrative. It was up to me if I wanted to share my story or elaborate on my diagnosis.

Shea Mencel

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Reviewed and updated: March 19, 2020

Reviewed by: LBBC Staff

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