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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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Breast cancer can change the way your body feels and the way you feel about your body and yourself. This video will offer you specific steps to move toward understanding and accepting your changed body, self-image, and health.

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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.

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Reviewed and updated: March 19, 2020

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Living Beyond Breast Cancer is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to create a world that understands there is more than one way to have breast cancer. To fulfill its mission of providing trusted information and a community of support to those impacted by the disease, Living Beyond Breast Cancer offers on-demand emotional, practical, and evidence-based content. For over 30 years, the organization has remained committed to creating a culture of acceptance — where sharing the diversity of the lived experience of breast cancer fosters self-advocacy and hope. For more information, learn more about our programs and services.