Self Image

Sometimes cancer changes not only our appearance, but also how we feel about ourselves. The organizations in this section are dedicated to helping you to appreciate yourself through body-image acceptance and practices.

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The Impact of Skin Changes

Cutaneous lymphoma is a disease that can change the way you look. This may affect your life in physical, practical and emotional ways.
Hair loss

HAIR LOSS AND CUTANEOUS LYMPHOMA

Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL) is a cancer of lymphocytes (white blood cells) that initially affect the skin. CTCL is associated with many symptoms including itching, redness of the skin, scaliness, and many others. Sometimes patients with CTCL may notice a loss of hair, or alopecia, which can affect any area of the body.
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Sexuality

Being intimate can be challenging when you have cutaneous lymphoma.

Where There’s A Need

Where There’s A Need is a nonprofit organization that provides support and encouragement for women and children with cancer. The organization designs and creates unique head garments, which address many appearance-related concerns. For more information, visit their website or call 866.803.6095.

Look Good…Feel Better

Look Good…Feel Better is a free, non-medical, brand-neutral, national public service program that helps women offset appearance-related changes from cancer treatment. For more information, visit their website or call 800.395.LOOK (5665).

Shop Well With You

Shop Well With You (SWWY) is a not-for-profit organization and body-image resource for women surviving cancer, their caregivers and healthcare providers. Through its website, SWWY focuses on helping women improve their self-image and quality of life.