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Looking Better Helps Cancer Patients Feel Better
Date:2013-3-4    Publisher:本站原创

Looking Better Helps Cancer Patients Feel Better


 

Sarah Zaman
March 02,2013

WASHINGTON — Many cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy not only have to fight the disease but also the side effects of the treatment itself. Research shows that hair loss and skin damage can often negatively affect a cancer survivor’s self-esteem and their resolve to fight the disease. One program is changing that, not with drugs and needles, but with a little bit of makeup.

“I lost a piece of who I was. I would walk by the mirror and did not recognize myself,” she said.

When Cathy Davelli started chemotherapy for breast cancer, she knew her body would change. What she did not expect was the emotional toll this would take on her.

Millions of women who undergo chemotherapy around the world face the harsh reality of hair and weight loss and skin damage. But many are turning to "Look Good, Feel Better;" a program that teaches women simple beauty techniques so they can once again not only look better physically but also feel stronger emotionally.

Created by the Personal Care Products Council and supported by the American Cancer Society, the "Look Good, Feel Better" program has been running free beauty classes across the United States since 1989. Makeup artists and hair stylists teach cancer survivors how to put on makeup and cover their bald heads in flattering ways.

Participants receive free makeup kits full of brand-name cosmetics.

In fact, says Louanne Roark, who oversees the program, the beauty industry was really the impetus behind it.

“And they provide all of the funding for the program, both here in the U.S. and in the other 24 countries," she said. "Kits that are used in the workshops, all those products are all donated. Here in the U.S., that's somewhere between about $7 [million] and $10 million worth of products that's donated every year.”

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