A monthly newsletter from the Cancer Learning Center July 2011 – Issue 72 Coping with Cancer’s Cosmetic Side Effects
Side effects of cancer treatment can change how you look as well as how you feel. Some people go through cancer with few changes. Others may face major changes in their appearance.
Hair loss can be one of the most visible side effects of cancer treatment. Many people do not lose their hair at all. Patients with hair loss find many ways to cope. Some shave their heads, cut their hair short, or even dye their remaining hair a unique color. Some cover their heads with a scarf or wig. Others proudly keep their bald heads bare. Individual choices can create statements of personal style.
Visit the Cancer Learning Center on the first floor or call Huntsman Cancer Information Service at 1-888-424-2100 for information about where to purchase wigs and programs that provide free wigs to cancer patients.
Surgical Reconstruction and Facial Prosthetics
Sometimes cancer surgeries such as those of the breast or face change the way a patient looks. Surgical reconstruction or prosthetics can repair or minimize these changes. It’s important that the plastic surgeon or
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Solutions for hair loss include cutting your hair short and wearing colorful scarves.
facial prosthesis maker be involved in the planning stages of the surgery. Te result? Often the plastic surgery or prosthesis goes completely unnoticed.
For more information on Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Facial Prosthetics Program, visit the website: www. huntsmancancer.org/prosthetics
, or call Huntsman Cancer Information Service at 1-888-424-2100.
Look Good…Feel Better
The Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center partners with the American Cancer Society to provide the Look Good,Feel Better program at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Women with cancer learn cosmetic tips and creative ways to use wigs, scarves, and other accessories. Each participant receives a free cosmetic kit to match her skintone. To learn more about the Look Good…Feel Better class, call the Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center at 801-587-4585.
Te Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr
Healthy Eating During Chemotherapy by José Van Mil
Navigating Breast Cancer: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Lillie D. Shockney
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