The prevalence of body image concerns in individuals with primary brain tumors

Takeaway

  • About a third of individuals with primary brain tumors (PBT) included in the study were dissatisfied with their body image from tumor- and treatment-related effects.

Why this matters

    Body image is an issue that can cause depression, poor quality of life, anxiety, and difficulty in coping among individuals with cancer. The results of this study can improve understanding on how cancer- and treatment-related body image concerns affect the psychosocial wellbeing of individuals with PBT.