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Welcome to Talking Wellness: Cards for Cancer. If someone you care about has cancer, you may be at a loss for words. You want to reach out and be supportive, but you may not know how. With Talking Wellness: Cards for Cancer, you can reach out to people with cancer and provide words of comfort. Something as simple as a card and your personal message can help remind people that they're not alone. The free electronic greeting cards featured here offer words of hope and encouragement to help those with cancer better cope with the disease and the side effects of chemotherapy.

Look Good...Feel Better

For Women

The Look Good...Feel Better program is a community-based, free, national service that teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Group Program

Volunteer beauty professionals lead small groups, usually consisting of 6 to 10 women, through practical, hands-on experience. Women learn about makeup techniques, skincare, nail care, and options related to hair loss such as wigs, turbans, and scarves. Each group program participant receives a free kit of cosmetics for use during and after the workshop.

One-on-One Salon Consultations

For patients who are unable to attend a group workshop, a free, one-time, individual salon consultation with a volunteer cosmetologist may be available in their area. These trained beauty experts help each patient address her specific skin, hair, and related appearance needs.

Self-Help Materials

Self-help materials can be obtained free of charge by request through the Look Good...Feel Better toll-free number, 1-800-395-LOOK (1-800-395-5665).

The self-help materials include a 30-minute video entitled "Just For You: A step-by-step guide to help you look good feel better during cancer treatment," a step-by-step instructional booklet and an evaluation form. The videotape features cancer survivors and volunteers discussing appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment, as well as detailed skincare information, "how to" makeup tips, wig information, and pointers on head coverings. The companion booklet also covers nail care.

Materials are also offered in Spanish, and bilingual programs are available in some areas.

For Men

Self-Help Materials

A Self-help brochure for men can be obtained free of charge by request through the Look Good…Feel Better toll-free number, 1-800-395-LOOK or through your local American Cancer Society office.

The self-help brochure contains a wealth of information for men who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment and who are seeking information on how to deal with the appearance-related side effects of their treatment, as well as other information that will be useful to them during this challenging time. The brochure also features a tear-out sheet containing steps to help men with their daily skin and hair care routines. This brochure is available in English and Spanish.

For more information, call our toll-free number at 1-800-395-LOOK. Also, visit the Look Good...Feel Better Web site at www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.

The Look Good...Feel Better program was founded and developed in 1989 by the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) Foundation, a charitable organization supported by the cosmetic industry, in cooperation with your American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Cosmetology Association (NCA), a national organization that represents hairstylists, wig experts, estheticians, makeup artists, and other professionals in the cosmetic industry. All cosmetology volunteers attend a 4-hour certification class to become a Look Good...Feel Better volunteer.

Look Good...Feel Better is salon and product neutral. Volunteers and program participants do not promote any cosmetic product line or manufacturer. All cosmetics used in the group program have been donated

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