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ACS offers 'Look Good' at Sanford Monday

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

WORTHINGTON -- The American Cancer Society will offer its "Look Good ... Feel Better" program from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Sanford Cancer Center, 1018 Sixth Avenue, Worthington (on the campus of the hospital).

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Guided by volunteer cosmetologists, female cancer patients who participate in this class will learn how to use make-up 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 ACS, 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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