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Women with Cancer Turn Baldness Into Art

Sporting intricate henna "crowns" lets cancer survivors reclaim their identity

Women with cancer face many challenges: the physical effects of cancer and its treatment;  the emotional devastation of learning that life is about to change in many unknowable ways; the fear of pain; and the possibility of premature death. They … Continue reading

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Cancer Treatment and Body Image

Treatment related changes in appearance are deeply disturbing but rarely discussed

“To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.” ― Simone de Beauvoir Some of the most distressing issues that people with cancer face are those related to body image. Cancer surgery, in particular, can be extremely … Continue reading

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