(Boston, MA) – The American Cancer Society will host two Look Good . . . Feel Better seminars in September 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.

Massachusetts General Hospital, Yawkey Building, room 7950 7th Floor, 55 Fruit Street in Boston, Wednesday, September 3 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. To register please call Kathy Gill-Bazazi at 617-726-3211.

Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street in Boston, Monday, September 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. To register please call Nicole Baglione at (617) 632-3226.

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.

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