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“Look Good, Feel Better” program helps local women fight cancer

MAY 6, 2013 - Cancer treatments can be extremely devastating to a woman’s self-esteem. Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, offers a program called “Look Good, Feel Better”, to help women overcome the cosmetic effects of cancer.

This free program teaches female cancer patients make-up and skincare techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

“Look Good, Feel Better” will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 2 – 4 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2 on the hospital’s lower level.  Advocate South Suburban Hospital is located at 17800 S. Kedzie Avenue, in Hazel Crest, Ill.

“The "Look Good, Feel Better" program can really improve women's self-esteem, which helps them approach their disease and treatment with greater confidence," said Ann Cuvala, R.N., a clinical nurse specialist and breast health specialist at Advocate South Suburban Hospital.  "That confidence and positive attitude can make a big difference in their lives as they fight to overcome their disease."

The program offers suggestions and advice to cope with the appearance side effects of treatment through group programs offered in hospitals nationwide, Web sites, and brochures.  Each two-hour, hands-on workshop typically includes a 12-step skin care and makeup lesson, nail care techniques, and professional advice on how to deal with hair loss using wigs, scarves, hats, hairpieces, and other accessories.

Registration for this free program is required. To register, or to find a physician near you, call 1-800-3-ADVOCATE (1-800-323-8622). Refer to program code 7C12.

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