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American Cancer Society In Collaboration With WCA Hospital Presents
Look Good Feel Better Program
For Women Facing Cancer

JAMESTOWN, New York (Tuesday, February 7, 2017)—Cancer can rob a woman of her energy, appetite and strength.  But it doesn’t have to take away her self-confidence. The American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program offers female cancer patients in active treatment techniques to restore their self-image and cope with appearance-related side effects. Certified cosmetologists provide tips on make-up, skin care, nail care, and teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss by using new, donated cosmetic kits that patients are able to keep.  Women also learn ways to disguise hair loss with scarves and other accessories. The program is free to the public.

In collaboration with UPMC Chautauqua WCA, sessions of the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program will be held at UPMC Chautauqua WCA Cancer Treatment Center, Conference Room, 51 Glasgow Ave., Jamestown, Monday, Feb. 27, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Look Good Feel Better is free BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. SEATING IS LIMITED.  For more information or to register, please contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345. The American Cancer Society is a good resource for information about cancer-related appearance changes as well as all other cancer information. To learn more visit www.cancer.org

 

About the American Cancer Society:

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We're finding cures as the nation’s  largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org/fight

 

About UPMC Community Benefits

Nearly 600 UPMC Chautauqua WCA residents received essential diagnostic information through screenings in 2016.  Health screenings are a small part of the more than $892 million a year that UPMC provides in total IRS-defined community benefits, including more care to the Pittsburgh region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution.  Over the past five years, UPMC has dedicated nearly $4 billion to community-focused programs and services, making a substantial impact for the well-being of the people who live, work, learn and raise their families in Pennsylvania.  The complete UPMC Community Benefits Report is available online at upmc.com.

 

 
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