Appearance and Body Image
| Coping with Physical Changes
Appearance and Body Image > Physical Changes Resources
Some people are not affected much by body changes, while others may have difficulty accepting even small changes.
Common appearance-related changes associated with cancer and its treatment may include:
• Skin changes
• Swelling of the face, arms, or legs
• Changes in weight, either gaining or losing
• Hair loss
• Scars from surgery
• Loss of a body part
For many people, appearance-related side effects of treatment are difficult to cope with. To learn about potential changes in appearance and how to adapt to them, the Touro Supportive Cancer Care Center offers one-on-one guidance through the Patient Navigation program—a free service for Touro patients who are currently receiving treatment or are in recovery.
For more information or to schedule a meeting with Lori Dean, RN, OCN, Cancer Care Navigator, by calling (504) 897-7014 or by email at email@example.com.