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. Many young women say they don’t recognize the person in the mirror anymore—sometimes for the better, and sometimes for the worse. This program will offer you specific steps to move toward understanding and accepting your changed body, self-image, and health.
Our guest speaker will discuss the different ways young women feel about their bodies before and after breast cancer, how to adapt to changes in your body during and after treatment, and practical ways to take the first steps toward self-acceptance and love. In addition, young women impacted by breast cancer will share how they felt before and after treatment, and what they’re doing to move their lives forward.
A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
About Our Speaker
Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, CST
Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, CST, is chief philanthropy officer and president of the Inova Health Foundation in Falls Church, Virginia. She joined Inova 15 years ago as an oncology counselor and most recently served as executive director of Life with Cancer and Patient Experience for the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. She is nationally known for her work in sexual health and cancer and is a respected leader in the field of oncology social work. Read more.
Facebook Group: Find support and connect with other young women impacted by breast cancer all over the country in our closed Facebook group. In this group you can have honest discussions with other women about being a parent with a breast cancer diagnosis, dealing with weight gain from treatment, body image after surgery, and more. Ask questions and get the support you need from others who understand. Join Today!
This program is supported by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number 1 U58 DP005403, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.