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.  

During this program, Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, CST, chief philanthropy officer and president of the Inova Health Foundation discusses 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 share how they felt before and after treatment, and what they’re doing to move their lives forward. 

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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!

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