(Boston, MA) – The American Cancer Society will host two Look Good . . . Feel Better seminars this month at local hospitals in the Boston area. Look Good . . . Feel Better is a free program that teaches cancer patients hands-on techniques to help them cope with appearance-related side effects from chemotherapy or radiation treatments. Wig care, scarf and hat use, skin care and nail care will all be discussed, and all participants will receive a free makeup kit. Cosmetologists certified and trained by the American Cancer Society will conduct the seminar, which is non-medical and does not promote any product line. The seminar will be a free, supportive, informative, and enjoyable first step toward renewed self-esteem, self-confidence, and emotional recovery for cancer patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy.
Boston Medical Center, 1 Boston Medical Center Place in Boston, Monday, May 19 from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. To register please call Aija Wiley at (617) 638-5762.
Dana Farber Hospital, 44 Binney Street in Boston, Monday, May 19 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. To register please call Julie Durmis at (617) 632-2211.
For more information on local programs of research, detection, education, patient services or to find additional Look Good… Feel Better sites throughout Massachusetts please contact the American Cancer Society’s cancer information line, 1-800-ACS-2345 and web site, www.cancer.org.