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Clinic, ACS offer 'Look Good, Feel Better' program on Feb. 1
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MONROE - On Monday, Feb. 1, Monroe Clinic and the American Cancer Society will offer the "Look Good ... Feel Better" program. The class runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and will be held in Founders Hall (lower level, clinic building). Guided by a volunteer cosmetologist, 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.

"'Look Good ... Feel Better' is as much about improving and maintaining self-image and confidence as it is about appearance," said Sue Monson, supervisor of oncology at Monroe Clinic. "Patients enjoy the opportunity to spend time in a relaxed, non-medical setting with others in the same situation. And, the free make-up and instruction from professionals helps them look and feel better," she added.

On top of the very real physical and emotional concerns of the disease itself, the side effects of cancer treatment can be devastating to a woman's self esteem. In her mirror she sees someone she doesn't even recognize - tired and discolored, with thinning hair and lashes. Patients who have participated in Look Good...Feel Better call the program an emotional lifesaver, because it returns them to a sense of normalcy and allows them to smile again at the person in the mirror.

To register call (800) 395-5665 or (608) 833-4555.