Look Good, Feel Better

In Brittany Strickland, Molly Fleming by Lola Magazine

CHRISTUS Cancer Treatment Center partners with the American Cancer Society for a special outreach to patients experiencing a cancer diagnosis. The program, called Look Good, Feel Better is dedicated to improving the quality of life and self-esteem of people undergoing cancer treatment by teaching women how to “look good and feel better” about the physical changes brought about by treatment. Two of the most challenging physical changes from a cancer diagnosis include hair loss and skin changes due to the cancer treatment side effects. Look Good Feel Better is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage their appearance changes.

Molly Fleming, Social Worker for CHRISTUS Cancer Treatment Center says, “The program includes lessons on skin and nail care, cosmetics, wigs and turbans, accessories and styling, helping people with cancer to find some normalcy in a life that is by no means normal.”

CHRISTUS Cancer Treatment Center partners with the American Cancer Society to provide this program at CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center every other month for any female in the Shreveport-Bossier or surrounding areas who is receiving cancer treatment. The classes are led by local cosmetologists who assist the ladies with adapting their daily beauty regimens to their cancer treatment and its various side effects.

According to Michele Bryant of the American Cancer Society, thousands of volunteer beauty professionals across the country support Look Good Feel Better. All are trained and certified by the Look Good Feel Better Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Professional Beauty Association at local, statewide, and national workshops.

“The Look Good Feel Better program is open to any woman receiving chemotherapy, radiation, or any other form of cancer treatment. If you are a woman undergoing cancer treatment and are interested in signing up for a Look Good Feel Better class in your area please contact the American Cancer Society at 1-888-227-6333 or call CHRISTUS at 318-681-4138,” said Michele.