There are many books and websites that can help you learn to live with disfigurement.

Here are some resources we recommend:


Handling Other People’s Reactions: Communicating with Confidence When You Have Disfigurement

Dealing with a New Self-Image

Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment

Changing Faces


Face Forward: Meeting Challenges Head On in Times of Trouble

My Voice: A Physician’s Personal Experience with Throat Cancer

At Face Value: My Struggle with a Disfiguring Cancer

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