TY - CHAP A1 - Hanne Konradsen ED1 - Ravinder Mohan Y1 - 2012-01-27 PY - 2012 T1 - Body Image and Cancer N2 - Cancer is now the leading cause of death in the world. In the U.S., one in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with a non-skin cancer in their lifetime. Cancer patients are living longer than ever before. For instance, when detected early, the five-year survival for breast cancer is 98%, and it is about 84% in patients with regional disease. However, the diagnosis and treatment of cancer is very distressing. Cancer patients frequently suffer from pain, disfigurement, depression, fatigue, physical dysfunctions, frequent visits to doctors and hospitals, multiple tests and procedures with the possibility of treatment complications, and the financial impact of the diagnosis on their life. This book presents a number of ways that can help cancer patients to look, feel and become healthier, take care of specific symptoms such as hair loss, arm swelling, and shortness of breath, and improve their intimacy, sexuality, and fertility. BT - Topics in Cancer Survivorship SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/22201 DO - 10.5772/22201 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-04-05 ER -