Original Publication Date: 1 May, 2014
Publication / Source: Breast Cancer Management
Authors: Sarah M DeSnyder, Irene Teo, Michelle Cororve Fingeret
Body image encompasses the relationship between perceptions, cognitions, behaviors and emotions regarding the body and its functions. Breast cancer treatment can have a profound impact on body image, with body image issues occurring throughout diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Despite this, a potential disconnect exists between breast cancer care providers and patients with respect to understanding and addressing body image difficulties.