2007-10-26 / Community

PHC Hosts 'Feel Better'Session

Pictured at this week's "Look Good…Feel Better" session hosted by the American Cancer Society at Peninsula Hospital Center are Edore Ballard and Norma Lee, licensed cosmetologists; Patricia Cunningham Drew, the Director of Patient and Family Services for the Queens Region of the American Cancer Society; and Peninsula Hospital Center's Rosemarie Zapata, RN, who works with ambulatory chemotherapy patients and coordinates the Hospital Center's active Cancer Support Group. Pictured at this week's "Look Good…Feel Better" session hosted by the American Cancer Society at Peninsula Hospital Center are Edore Ballard and Norma Lee, licensed cosmetologists; Patricia Cunningham Drew, the Director of Patient and Family Services for the Queens Region of the American Cancer Society; and Peninsula Hospital Center's Rosemarie Zapata, RN, who works with ambulatory chemotherapy patients and coordinates the Hospital Center's active Cancer Support Group. The Queens Region of the American Cancer Society hosted a "Look Good... Feel Better" program this week at Peninsula Hospital Center. The "Look Good…Feel Better" program is a free, non-medical, community-based, product neutral program offered in partnership with the American Cancer Society, the National Cosmetology Association, and The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) Foundation, a charitable organization supported by the cosmetic industry. The program teaches beauty techniques to women cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance related side effects of cancer treatment.

In the "Look Good…Feel Better" session, trained volunteer cosmetologists taught the cancer patients who attended how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. Free cosmetic kits to enhance all complexion types were provided at the session. The women also learned ways to disguise hair loss with wigs, scarves and other accessories. Additionally, self-help materials, including a video and instructional booklet, were made available for those who were unable to attend this week's "Look Good…Feel Better" session.

"Look Good…Feel Better" group programs are offered nationwide in comprehensive cancer centers, hospitals, American Cancer Society offices and other community settings.

To learn more about the cancer support services at Peninsula Hospital Center, please call 718-734-3017.

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