Looking better means feeling better.
In cases where the treatment affects the appearance of women, there are ways that allow them to look better and feel attractive again.
For example, plastic surgery on the chest is often done at the same time or shortly after a mastectomy. Such an operation was with Judith Martindale. “I returned home a little bit rounded, which was just right for me, she recalls. It gave confidence in the future. ”
The appearance of a woman can change temporary hair loss. Fortunately, your doctor is able to determine in advance whether this will happen or not, so you have the opportunity to prepare. “A young woman with very long hair was treated in our hospital, which was her pride and joy,” says Dr. Kassilet. When she was diagnosed with cancer, she realized that she would lose them. I sent her to the hairdresser, who made her a beautiful short haircut, and later made a beautiful wig out of her own hair. ”
“If you have short hair, she adds, in our time you can buy great wigs. You can even get pleasure from them by changing wigs of different colors and with different lengths of hair. ”
A few years ago, the American Cancer Society, together with the Foundation of the Association of Cosmetics, Toiletries and Perfumery Companies, developed a program called “Look Better You Feel Better”, which aims to help women with cancer to take care of their appearance and improve their well-being, gaining greater confidence in their appearance. Nowadays, cosmetologists and makeup artists help women learn how to care for their skin and hair, do makeup, select wigs and turbans. Support groups are provided with videos and brochures on how to do makeup, each woman is given a makeup kit as a gift.
The program is based on the fact that if a woman with cancer looks better, she will feel better and her life will improve. This is the so-called “lipstick theory”, according to medical observations, if a woman who fights cancer starts to use lipstick, she is on the way to recovery, or at least she has self-confidence.