How 3 women learned to feel like themselves again after surviving cancer.

Everything looks different after a cancer diagnosis, and that difference only continues once a patient enters remission. Photo by Frank Busch on Flickr. The illness and treatment for the illness affect how a person looks and feels, and those changes can last for years if not forever. At first, you’re so focused on surviving that looks are an afterthought. But once your appearance begins to change, it can affect you as deeply as the cancer itself. As a result, feelings about one’s outward appearance become complicated and difficult to navigate. But with the help of family, friends, and a few professionals (plus a lot of internal fortitude), it can get easier. We asked cancer survivors how they embraced their new …