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A program to help women undergoing cancer treatment is back

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After a year long hiatus, one local program is back to help boost the confidence of women undergoing cancer treatment.

The American Cancer Society and Regional West Medical Center have partnered to put on 'Look good, feel better" classes. The sessions teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss before, during, and after treatment.

Cosmetics and skin care products are donated by the cosmetic industry while cosmetologists help lead the classes. Among the techniques women learn are ways to cover hair loss with wigs, scarves, and other accessories.

Cancer nurse navigator Kim Croft says that something so small can make a huge difference.

"There's so much with cancer that they cannot control when you go through cancer treatment or have a chronic condition. But this gives them a little bit of empowerment to be able to control a few things, even during a rough time in their life," says Croft.

Classes are free, but registration is limited. The first class will be offered tomorrow evening, but there are more sessions in the future.
For more information on registering, call the American Cancer Society at 1.800.227.2345
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