Changes in body image experienced by adolescents with cancer.

  title={Changes in body image experienced by adolescents with cancer.},
  author={Sandie S Larouche and Lily Chin-Peuckert},
  journal={Journal of pediatric oncology nursing : official journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses},
  volume={23 4},
Cancer and its treatments affect adolescents' body image. However, it is not known what factors impinge on adolescents' perception of their body image. This multiple case study explored how 5 adolescents with cancer perceived their body image and the impact of this perception on their daily life. Adolescents described their body image as "I don't look normal," a theme that comprised 2 dimensions: "I look ugly" and "I look sick." For the adolescent with cancer, these 2 dimensions evoked feelings… CONTINUE READING