UHC Starts Breast Cancer Support Group

United Hospital Center would like to welcome you to our new breast cancer support group for survivors called Butterfly Kiss Support Group. The Cecil B. Highland, Jr. & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center wants to assure you that you are not alone; you have come to the right place for support, information and understanding.

This is an informal gathering for anyone who has ever been diagnosed with breast cancer. The focus of this meeting is to provide education, support and to share information and experiences.

Meetings will be held monthly on every third Monday at 5:30 p.m., in classroom four. Refreshments will be served. If you are interested in joining to share your feelings, concerns and any questions you may have, please call 681.342.1810.

Caregivers Support Group

Caregivers support group is a monthly opportunity to discuss the challenges of caring for someone with cancer.  This support group is for cancer survivors, their families and caregivers coping with cancer, from the newly diagnosed to any sage of survivorship.  We offer a lite lunch while we discuss ways to meet the daily psychological and physical challenges of cancer treatment.  This is a chance to meet with the Cancer Navigators and others who have had similar experiences.

Meetings:  Last Thursday of each month at noon in a UHC classroom (see the main hospital registration desk for classroom location).

For more information call:  (681) 342-1793 or (681) 342-1796.

Look Good…Feel Better

The program is a free, national public service program that helps women cancer patients improve their appearance and self-image by teaching them hands on beauty techniques to manage the appearance side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

The Look Good…Feel Better program was founded and developed in 1989 by the Personal Care Products Council (at the time called the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, or CTFA), a charitable organization supported by the cosmetic industry, in cooperation with your American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association, or PBA/NCA a national organization that represents hairstylists, wig experts, estheticians, makeup artists, and other professionals in the cosmetic industry.

All cosmetology volunteers who are part of the program attend a 4-hour certification class to become a Look Good… Feel Better volunteer.

Look Good…Feel Better is free, non-medical, and salon and product neutral. Volunteers and program participants do not promote any cosmetic product line or manufacturer. All cosmetics used in the group program have been donated.

Group Workshops

Volunteer beauty professionals lead small groups, usually about 6 to 10 women, through practical, hands-on experience. Women learn about makeup, skin care, nail care, and ways to deal with hair loss such as with wigs, turbans, and scarves. Each woman gets a free makeup kit to use during and after the workshop.

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