LOCK HAVEN - In just 12 steps, women with cancer can build their self-confidence and combat the appearance-related side effects of treatment.
With "Look Good... Feel Better," women in active cancer treatment learn a 12-step process that covers skin and nail changes, and how to deal with hair loss through the use of wigs and head coverings.
This free program is run by trained cosmetologists using products donated by the cosmetic industry and takes place in a group setting.
During the month of May, The American Cancer Society and the "Look Good... Feel Better" program will celebrate mothers. There will be a special Mother's Day "Look Good... Feel Better" session from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 9 at Susque-View Home Inc., Lock Haven. Pre-registration is required. Call 888-227-5445 to register.
"Look Good... Feel Better" (LGFB) is a national public service program created from the concept that if someone with cancer can be helped to look good, her improved self-esteem will help her to approach the disease and treatment with greater confidence. LGFB offers suggestions and advice on dealing with the appearance-related side effects of treatment through its websites, brochures and group programs offered nationwide. LGFB is a free, nonmedical, product-neutral program offered as a collaborative effort of the American Cancer Society, the Professional Beauty Association, National Cosmetology Association and Personal Care Products Council Foundation, a charitable organization supported by the cosmetic industry.
For information visit www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org or call 1-888-227-5445.