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Special Therapy Addresses Body Image in Breast Cancer Survivors

Mar 06, 2018

Special Therapy Addresses Body Image in Breast Cancer Survivors Researchers in Canada have developed a promising program that aims to help breast cancer survivors with body image.

Restoring Body Image After Cancer (ReBIC) is a group therapy approach that combines guided imagery with talk therapy in a supportive environment.

Body image concerns are common in breast cancer survivors, who are adjusting to a body that isn’t quite the same as it was before cancer. Women may have lost one or both breasts to surgery or their hair to chemotherapy. Removal of lymph nodes can lead to lymphedema – a swelling of the arms or legs. Treatment can trigger early menopause as well.

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