Body Image and Metastatic Breast Cancer - Metastatic Breast Cancer Trial Talk

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Research shows that changes to the body caused by metastatic cancer or treatments for metastatic cancer can affect a person’s body image. Body image is how people think and feel about their bodies, and body image affects quality of life by influencing self-esteem, emotional intimacy, sexual expression and maybe even cancer-related symptoms like pain. 

Below you will find a collection of links related to body image and metastatic breast cancer, including image galleries, short video-interviews, and a journal article about the relationship between body image and symptom management. 

  • But You Don’t Look Sick  Allison discusses “looking well,” missing her breasts and other aspects of being in treatment for stage IV breast cancer. 
Photo Galleries
  • The Naked Truth Project  For The Breast of Us put together this collection of photographs with quotes by women of color with MBC, early-stage disease and previvors.  
  • #ThisIsMBC Serenity Project  A gallery of underwater photographs of women and men with MBC taken by the photographers Keith and Ren Dixon.

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