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Look Good—Feel Better Program Helps Women With Physical Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

Look Good … Feel Better is a free, two-hour workshop that teaches women in active cancer treatment simple beauty techniques for skin care, makeup application and coping with hair loss.  Participants receive a complimentary bag of makeup from leading cosmetic companies to use in the session and at home.  Trained beauty professionals help with dealing with the physical side effects that often happen during treatment.
Look Good … Feel Better is offered through a partnership of the American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products Council and the National Cosmetology Association.
The upcoming sessions scheduled at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital from 10 a.m. to Noon in the hospital conference room are: Wed., Jan. 23; Wed., Mar. 6; Wed., June 5; Wed., Sept. 4  and Wed., Dec. 4. 2013.  Please call Kim Thorwegen from The American Cancer Society at 314-286-8172 or 800-489-9730, ext 8172.
Look Good … Feel Better is as much about women regaining a positive self-image and confidence as it is about appearance. Physical changes that are discussed may include dry skin, loss of eyebrows and eyelashes, wig care, creating a turban and more.  Patients enjoy the opportunity to spend time in a relaxed, non-medical setting with others in the same situation.
About The American
Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer.  As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, they fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.
They save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.
To learn more about them or to get help, call them anytime, day or night at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.


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