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Look Good … Feel Better

LGFBLocal Women Battle Cancer with a Makeup Brush

The latest weapon in the fight against cancer? For women participating in the American Cancer Society’s Look Good…Feel Better program, the weapon of choice is a makeup brush.  Look Good…Feel Better helps women cope with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment by teaching them beauty tips that can help them enhance their looks and boost their self-image. The program is facilitated by licensed cosmetologists who volunteer their time.

Registration is currently underway for the next Look Good…Feel Better session in Sevier County, which will take place the 3rd Monday of each month, 10 a.m., at Thompson Cancer Survival Center – Sevier, located on the campus of LeConte Medical Center. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. Attendees should park in Lot H, adjacent to the Cancer Center.

In addition to changes in a patient’s physical condition, chemotherapy and radiation can cause an increased susceptibility to infection. Look Good…Feel Better volunteers are trained to help patients deal with the physical side effects of cancer treatment and promote good hygiene.   Look Good…Feel Better is a non-medical program offered free of charge by the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the National Cosmetology Association. No product endorsements are given, and participants are never asked to buy anything from volunteers or participating organizations.

For more information about Look Good…Feel Better or to register for an upcoming session, call the American Cancer Society at 1.800.227.2345

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.