Cosmetics for cancer?
You may be surprised to learn that there are companies out there who market cosmetic products for women with cancer. As is usual on the internet, there seem to be the usual mix of trustworthy sites doing a good job and people out to make a quick buck by selling rubbish.
One of the better sites is http://www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk The run regular skin and hair care workshops, in hospitals around the country, aimed at combating the visible signs of cancer treatment. In Aberdeen, they run once a month and twice a month alternately (which sounds confusing to me!) You can find a contact telephone number, for more information here. In Inverness, they run sessions every 6 weeks (click here for more information).
In 2008 over 8,000 people attended one of the lookgood feelbetter workshops so they are a large organisations. The cosmetic products are all donated by 40 different companies, which is, I suppose free advertising for their products.
The lookgoodfeelbetter website also had a useful “Additional Support” page, with links to companies specialising in wigs, hats and turbans. (You can find the link under the FAQ section of the homepage).
In a similar line is Amoena, a company that sells clothing for woman who have had a mastectomy (a breast removed by surgery). They also produce a magazine (with a lot of articles) that you can read for free online.
Another company I found is http://www.feelbetterduringchemo.com/ They seem to be selling spring water, I’m not very convinced by their “scientific explanation” involving substance P, but I’d be interested to hear from anyone who has tried their products. As usual, please leave a comment below.