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When you are told that you have cancer, it is the scariest time of your life.

You have to get used to the fact that you are sick straight away. There is no delaying the fight for your life.

If you need surgery then you will be having it within a few weeks. Then you will have some healing time before you will have to start chemotherapy.

On top of everything else, you will also have to deal with the changes in your body that you might not like.

Once you notice that your body is changing due to the treatments and surgeries, you might feel upset and you might not want to face the world.

This is all normal. You are bound to feel upset,. There are things that you can do to make yourself feel better about your body.

Dealing with the changes in your body

1. Scars

Some people find having a scar is the hardest thing to deal with.

This is because they are more permanent changes.

They are always going to be on your body, but they will fade with time.

It is recommended that while you are still healing from surgery, you should look at the scar as much as you can.

This is so that you can make peace with it being there.

It is not going to go away, so you need to make yourself aware that it is there.

Once you have started looking at it more, you will reach a point where you will forget what your body looked like without the scar.

This might feel like a scary thing to you, but your old body is gone, you need to embrace your new body.

One of the things that have helped some people to deal with having a scar is their attitude towards the scar.

If people are ashamed of the scar, then they are going to have a hard time accepting it.

If you wear the scar as a badge of honor, in a way, then their acceptance of the scar will be a smoother transmission.

They should be proud of their scar because they have gotten through a very difficult time in their lives.

2. Weight loss

When people are having chemotherapy, they can experience weight loss as one of the side effects.

This is because they might not have an appetite, and when they do eat, it makes them feel nauseated.

It is important to realize that while you might not like the weight loss, it is only temporary.

Once you have recovered from chemo, you will start to notice that your appetite will return and you will put the weight back on.

3. Hair loss

Losing hair during treatment is one of the side effects that people will struggle with the most.

This is because they will have to leave the house without hair. Other people will stare and make them feel like they are different.

However, there are options for dealing with hair loss, until the hair grows back, after treatment.

People can wear wigs and one of the more favorable options is to wear headscarves.

Some people will choose to wear both.

There are items out there where people can attach hair extensions to a headscarf and other people will think that they have just styled their hair.

If you don’t want to wear a wig or a scarf, then you can wear a hat.

Some companies have made hats specifically aimed at people who have lost their hair due to chemo.


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