Battling Cancer

What Is the Best Way to Feel Confident in Your Body and In Your Partner While Battling Cancer?

Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can mess up your appearance and emotions, resulting in low-self esteem and lack of sexual desire. The good news is that you can restore confidence in your body and in your partner and keep your romantic relationship on the right track. How?

Talk to Someone

Opening up and sharing how you feel about your body with your partner or cancer survivorcan help move around the body image problems from cancer treatments like chemotherapy. When the negative feelings about your body are gone, your self-esteem is more likely to climb.

Follow A Healthy Diet

If you don’t have someone to talk to or hate the idea of opening up to someone about how you feel about your body, try following a healthy diet. A diet high in fruits and vegetables, antioxidants, healthy fats, protein, and whole-grain carbohydrates can help you get and maintain a healthy body weight. This can separate you from body image problems and boost your self-esteem.

Practice Self-Care

Besides following a healthy diet, you may want to build your self-image by integrating exercise and physical activity into your daily routine and using a wig or scarf if you are suffering side effects of cancer treatment like hair loss.

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

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