The diagnosis of breast cancer, the subsequent treatment and the surgery often cause a deep wound and a change in women self-image. In our survey we intended to analyze the rela-tionship with their own body in breast cancer women, examining their participation in an arts, dance and movement project. The perception of the body in the women was detected with the focus group methodology and through the analysis of documents (letters to their bodies). The collected data confirmed the problematic relationship of the women with their bodies. A significant contribution in constructively tackling the difficulties was provided by the planned activities, which were found capable of generating help to write the new body text.
Keywords: Tumore al seno; immagine del corpo; comunicazione; arti; danza; movimento.