Body image, self-esteem and cancerBBody image, self-esteem and cancerBody image, self-esteem and cancerEnglishAdolescent;OncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z9.0000000000000059.7000000000000202.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about how your teenager's body image and self-esteem can be affected by cancer and treatment and the resources available to help them cope with any issues.</p><h2>Body image and self-esteem</h2><p>For almost all teens, physical appearance is very important. For teens with cancer, changes to their body and physical appearance are extremely difficult to accept. This is <a href="https://teens.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3531&language=English">outlined</a> for your teen in the section on "Managing stress and emotions". </p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>It may be difficult for your teenager to deal with changes to their physical appearance, either during or after cancer treatment.</li><li>Encourage your teenager to talk about how they feel about their body image, and take a look at programs or workshops that can help them boost their self-esteem.</li></ul>
L'image corporelle, l'estime de soi et le cancerLL'image corporelle, l'estime de soi et le cancerBody image, self-esteem and cancerFrenchAdolescent;OncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>L'image corporelle et l'estime de soi</h2><p>Pour la plupart des adolescents, l’apparence physique revêt une grande importance. Chez les adolescents atteints de cancer, les changements qui surviennent dans leur corps sont particulièrement difficiles à accepter. Ce sujet est <a href="https://teens.aboutkidshealth.ca/fr/Article?contentid=3531&language=French">traité</a> à la section « Gérer le stress et les émotions ».</p>

 

 

 

 

Body image, self-esteem and cancer3619.00000000000Body image, self-esteem and cancerBody image, self-esteem and cancerBEnglishAdolescent;OncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z9.0000000000000059.7000000000000202.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about how your teenager's body image and self-esteem can be affected by cancer and treatment and the resources available to help them cope with any issues.</p><h2>Body image and self-esteem</h2><p>For almost all teens, physical appearance is very important. For teens with cancer, changes to their body and physical appearance are extremely difficult to accept. This is <a href="https://teens.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3531&language=English">outlined</a> for your teen in the section on "Managing stress and emotions". </p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>It may be difficult for your teenager to deal with changes to their physical appearance, either during or after cancer treatment.</li><li>Encourage your teenager to talk about how they feel about their body image, and take a look at programs or workshops that can help them boost their self-esteem.</li></ul><p>As an adult, it is easier to rationalize that the changes to your teen’s body are temporary and necessary, and to focus instead on their overall health. However, try to remember that standing out and looking different is really hard for a teenager.</p><p>Encourage your teenager to talk about how they feel about their body. Remind them that changes are temporary, but demonstrate that you respect their feelings and understand that it must be hard for them. Remind your teenager that what really counts is who they are on the inside, and that person hasn’t changed.</p><p>Some teens find it helpful to meet other teenagers dealing with the same issues. Talk to your child’s health-care team or look online for a program for teens undergoing cancer treatment. The <a href="https://lgfb.ca/en/" target="_blank">Look Good Feel Better</a> program offers workshops specifically for teenage girls in a number of cities. Find out if there is a workshop available near you. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Body_image_self-esteem_and_cancer.jpgBody image, self-esteem and cancerFalse