This chapter will discuss the impact of breast cancer on women’s sexuality with respect to body image by:
1) describing biologic and psychosocial contributions;
2) reviewing the key literature on the impact of breast cancer on body image and sexuality in cancer patients;
3) focusing on factors and coping strategies that may improve body image of cancer survivors after treatment;
4) considering the impact on body image of genetic screening and prophylactic mastectomy for women at high risk of breast cancer.