A positive attitude is an important aspect of the healing process. Oftentimes, positive self-image is boosted by physical appearance.
At City of Hope’s Positive Image Center, young and old alike retain or regain confidence in how they look while undergoing medical treatments.
Here, patients receive advice about all aspects of image enhancement, including:
Cosmetic and skin-care techniques
Alternatives for complete and partial hair loss, including wig fitting and styling and eyebrow/eyelash kits
Optimal use of head-wraps and hats, as well as scarf-tying techniques
Pre-mastectomy counseling and post-mastectomy fittings
Comfortable clothing for use after surgery, including camisoles, bras and shirts
City of Hope hosts Look Good . . . Feel Better, a free, national program sponsored by the
American Cancer Society
for women currently undergoing radiation or chemotherapy. Look Good . . . Feel Better provides a supportive environment in which women learn techniques to minimize the appearance-related side effects of cancer and treatment, get tips on make-up and hair loss, and receive free cosmetics. Please call the center at 626-256-HOPE (4673), ext. 63842, to find out dates of our upcoming sessions and R.S.V.P.
We're here to help you regain your self-confidence and satisfaction with your appearance during and after your treatment at City of Hope.