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Look Good... Feel Better in Mason
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 • Posted March 23, 2011

A woman diagnosed with cancer prepares herself for many changes in life. There is a loss of energy. There is the loss of appetite. And, just when she’s dealing with the physical challenges of her disease, treatment begins and she has to also deal with the emotional aspects brought on by the physical changes caused by radiation and chemotherapy.

Some cosmetologists in Mason are now participating in a unique program specifically designed to help women with cancer deal with the effects of their illness. Look Good... Feel Better is a free, non-medical, product-neutral program from the American Cancer Society that helps patients deal with these effects.

The trained cosmetologists at the local salon teach the women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated to the American Cancer Society by the cosmetic industry specifically for this program. Free cosmetic kits provided at these sessions are available in light, medium, dark and extra dark shades to enhance all complexion types. Women also learn ways to disguise hair loss with wigs, scarves and other accessories.

Anyone interested in learning more about the program, or about participating in a one-on-one consultation, can call the American Cancer Society representative, Thomas Donaldson, at 325-944-2500, or email him at thomas.donaldson@cancer.org .

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