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Cancer Service

Look Good...Feel Better 

A Program for Women Going Through Cancer Treatment

Programs are held at Addison Gilbert and Beverly Hospitals
Please call 978.236.1650 for next scheduled dates, to register or for more information.

The American Cancer Society offers Look Good...Feel Better program to local residents. Guided by volunteer cosmetolgists, female cancer patients who participate in this class will learn how to use make-up and skin care techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation.  Women learn ways to disguise hair loss with wigs, scarves and other accessories.  First-time participants are given a free make-up kit.

Look Good...Feel Better is a free, non-medical, product-neutral program offered in partnership with the American Cancer Society; the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation (a charitable organization supported by the cosmetic industry); and the National Cosmetology Association. Classes and materials are provided free of charge to women in active cancer treatment.

Beside the very real physical and emotional concerns of the disease, the side effects of cancer treatment can be devastating to a woman's self-esteem. Women who have participated in the Look Good...Feel Better program, call the program an emotional lifesaver, because it returned them to a sense of normalcy and allowed them to smile again.