But cancer and its treatment can change how you look and feel about yourself. Either way, your looks may be a big concern during or after treatment.
For example, people with ostomies after colon or rectal surgery are sometimes afraid to go out.
We’d like to thank each and every one of you not just for making this website possible, but for filling our photo galleries with beautiful images that can comfort and inspire families all over the world.
CLAPA’s gallery is the best resource around for seeing what children with a cleft look like from birth until after surgery.
Each of us has a mental picture of how we look, our "self-image." Although we may not always like how we look, we're used to our self-image and accept it. Some body changes are short-term while others will last forever.
They worry about carrying equipment around or fear that it may leak.
Some may feel ashamed or afraid that others will reject them. Some will be noticeable to other people, but some changes only you will notice. Issues you may face include: Even if others can't see them, your body changes may trouble you.
But as Valentine’s Day gets closer, we want to warn you that criminals use these sites, too, looking to turn the lonely and vulnerable into fast money through a variety of scams.
These criminals—who also troll social media sites and chat rooms in search of romantic victims—usually claim to be Americans traveling or working abroad. Their most common targets are women over 40 who are divorced, widowed, and/or disabled, but every age group and demographic is at risk. You’re contacted online by someone who appears interested in you.
He or she may have a profile you can read or a picture that is e-mailed to you.