The Look Good Feel Better program has returned to Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Leonard Lawson Cancer Center.
Look Good Feel Better is a service program that teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. The program includes lessons on skin and nail care, cosmetics, wigs and turbans, accessories and styling. It helps people with cancer find some normalcy in a life that is by no means normal.
The program is open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or other forms of treatment.
Tammy Rowe, from Headz To Toez in Pikeville, has volunteered her time for three years to PMC’s Look Good Feel Better program. She was trained and certified by the Look Good Feel Better Foundation.
“She instructs these ladies on how to take care of their skin, how to apply makeup correctly and accent their own beauty so they can get past the ‘cancer look’ that everyone feels like they have,” said PMC Oncology Outreach Coordinator Melissa Bentley. “She also teaches them how to style and maintain their wigs.”
The skin undergoes many changes during cancer treatment. This class gives Individualized care and instruction to patients on how to take care of their skin and do their makeup.
Each woman is given a deluxe kit of makeup and skincare products based on their skin tone and type. The kits contain name-brand and prestigious cosmetic products, including new applicators and brushes.
Look Good Feel Better is held the third Thursday of each month in the Outreach Office of the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center on the 10th floor of the PMC Clinic Building. To reserve a spot in a future Look Good Feel Better class, please call 606-218-4843.