Keeping Up Appearances
During and shortly after (before your hair grows back) cancer treatment, it is especially difficult to look your best. We all adapt to our bald heads and (even worse) loss of eyebrows and lashes, but we are not so happy about our appearances and welcome any suggestions for improvement.
If you are in the Boston area, make a call to David Ncholas. I try to avoid commercial recommendations in this blog, but he is so fabulous that it is worth the exception. He is a make-up artist who has a specialty in medical make-up; this includes women who have burns, other facial injuries, as well as women undergoing chemotherapy. David will make you feel beautiful, and, just as important, you will have fun. As I tell all my patients, a visit with him may be the only fun part of having cancer. Don't let worry about the expense stop you; he has a Foundation to help cover the cost for women who can't otherwise afford his marvelous services. Call him: 617 242-0177 http://www.makeupdni.com/
This article is from a rather surprising source: Cancer and Careers (http://cancerandcareers.org/). After you read this, I strongly suggest that you check out their website that has a number of useful articles about work issues.
Keeping Up Appearances
Dry skin, weight fluctuations, hair loss — a whole new set of challenges face women with cancer when it comes to maintaining an image at work during and after treatment. We have advice on fashion, skincare, fitness, and haircare that will prove invaluable.
A few highlights:
Wigs: Are you worried you're going to lose your hair? Or have you already lost some? Our comprehensive guide to wigs covers everything you'll ever need, from choosing your wig to wearing and caring for it.
Fitness: Did you know that aerobic exercise can help relieve treatment side effects like depression, decreased appetite, nausea and fatigue? We've got info on the best workouts to do during treatment, as well as cancer survivor fitness groups and videos you can try out.
Make-up: Sometimes cancer treatments can make your skin become dry and flaky, or appear sallow or tanned. There are different ways to apply make-up to help minimize these effects.
Also, check out our On-The-Go Guides! With detailed information about make-up, nutrition, and fitness that's small enough to fit in your purse, these are a must-have for working women with cancer. Click here to order