Restore Body Confidence in Cancer Survivors

Covering issues at the forefront of clinical care. Defining, assessing, and treating body image disturbance in cancer patients through a synthesis of empirical findings.

Body Image Care for Cancer Patients book by Dr. Michelle Fingeret

What you'll find:

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What you'll find:

  • Resources

    Provides a comprehensive overview of available literature on body image outcomes with cancer populations

  • Science

    Integrates scientific findings from the general body image literature that can be applied to the oncology setting

  • Toolkit

    Discusses theoretical foundations along with practical recommendations for assessment tools and intervention approaches that can be utilized by a range of healthcare professionals.

  • Cases

    Incorporates case examples throughout the textbook considering different aspects of disease and treatment.

Who is this for?

At the heart of this book is the desire to educate multidisciplinary healthcare professionals about the delivery of high-quality book image care for patients with cancer. It can serve as a useful and unique handbook/reference guide for clinicians and researchers working with cancer survivors.

This book is relevant for emerging as well as established healthcare professionals across the globe.

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A unique and useful tool for healthcare professionals who care and want to help their patients rebuild their body image confidence!

Body Image Care for Cancer Patients book by on an ipad


Roger Woodruff

International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care

If your palliative care work involves cancer patients, this book provides a good summary of palliative care (or body image issues as they are described here) from the time of diagnosis through to survivorship.

John Salsman, Ph.D.

Director of Clinical Research in Adolescent & Young Adult Oncology

Dr. Fingeret is the foremost expert in the U.S. on body image issues in cancer. She is thorough, knowledgeable, and reliable, and her thoughtful input has been invaluable to our work.

Gregory P. Reece, MD, FACS

Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Fingeret is one of the nation's leading psychologists specializing in body image disorders of cancer patients. Our multidisciplinary team has benefited greatly from her expertise supporting cancer patients undergoing reconstruction.

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Inspired by individuals with cancer who must adapt to various changes to their bodies as a result of their illness and its treatment.

This is the first academic textbook to focus on principles and practices of body image care for cancer patients. It is designed to target a multidisciplinary audience of healthcare professionals engaged in the science and/or practice of psychosocial oncology internationally. 

The chapters of this book are organized into three sections:

  1. Fundamentals of Body Image as well as Body Image Considerations:

    This section broadly covers theoretical foundations of body image, assessment tools, and intervention strategies, and body image considerations related to cancer type and treatment trajectory.

  2. Cancer-Specific Sequelae Associated with Body Image Disturbance:

    This section includes an overview of findings involving appearance alterations and functional loss stemming from cancer; also addresses symptoms of sexual dysfunction, lymphedema, and speech and swallowing impairment.

  3. Special Populations:

    This final section explores body image issues across the lifespan (children, adolescents, and geriatric populations), as well as among men, couples, and within various cultural contexts (specifically Western and Asian cultures).

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Help your patients rebuild their body image confidence with this unique and useful tool. Printed and digital versions available. 

About the Authors & Editors

A distinguished group of globally recognized leaders in psycho-oncology contributed their expertise as chapter authors for this book. Authors include such notable individuals as the late Dr. Jimmie Holland from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and well-known appearance researcher Dr. Diana Harcourt from the Centre for Appearance Research in the UK. Other highly distinguished authors hail from across the globe: Canada, Italy, United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden, Singapore, The Netherlands, and the United States.

Both Dr. Fingeret and Dr. Teo contributed as book editors as well as chapter authors.

Michelle Fingeret, PHD, MS, BA, Fingeret Psychology Services

Michelle Fingeret

Ph.D., F.A.P.O.S.

Dr. Fingeret has been working in the field of psychosocial oncology with expertise in body image and cancer since 2004. While working at MD Anderson Cancer Center, she developed a comprehensive program of patient care activities, grant-funded clinical research, and professional education and training activities designed to enhance the care of patients struggling with body image changes as a result of cancer and treatment-related side effects. 

She owns Fingeret Psychology Services, a consulting company focused on body image education, training, and support for oncology healthcare professionals.

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Irene Teo Ph.D.

Irene Teo


Dr. Teo was among the first postdoctoral fellows in the United States trained to deliver specialized body image care in the oncology setting. She now disseminates her research and clinical expertise in psycho-oncology as a faculty member at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore.

Dr. Teo is also affiliated with the Lien Centre for Palliative Care and the National Cancer Center Singapore.

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