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ACS offers 'Look Good' program for cancer patients

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lifestyles Worthington, 56187
Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

WORTHINGTON — The American Cancer Society will offer its “Look Good … Feel Better” program to residents in southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa on Oct. 28.

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The class runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sanford Health Cancer Center, 1018 Sixth Ave., Worthington (on the campus of the hospital).

Guided by volunteer cosmetologists, female cancer patients who participate in this class will learn how to use makeup and skincare techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

“Look Good … Feel Better” is offered through a partnership of the American Cancer Society; the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation; and the National Cosmetology Association. Classes and materials are provided free of charge to women in active cancer treatment.

According to the American Cancer Society, there are dozens of anti-cancer drugs in use today, each with its own set of possible side effects. Possible appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation include: hair loss on the scalp, eyebrows or lashes; weight gain or loss; changes in skin pigmentation and texture; skin oiliness, itchiness or peeling; and alterations in nail texture and growth rate.

To register or for additional information, call 1-888-535-4227.

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