Feeling Beautiful While Battling Cancer

Feeling Beautiful While Battling Cancer

Community Medical Center partners with American Cancer Society for makeup, skin & nail care workshop for women undergoing cancer treatment.

October 19, 2017, Toms River, NJ—A woman diagnosed with cancer has to battle not only the disease, but the frightening changes that come with treatment. Patients with cancer can now turn to a program that makes them feel beautiful on the inside and out.

The J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center at Community Medical Center has partnered with the American Cancer Society to host the Look Good Feel Better Program, a free, hands-on workshop designed to help women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. The program will take place on Monday, November 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at the hospital’s Inspiration Boutique.

The free program is open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or other forms of treatment. Participants will be provided with skin and nail care, makeup demonstrations from licensed beauty professionals, information on wigs and turbans and how to care for them, fashion tips, a free cosmetic kit and more, all in the spa-like environment of the Inspiration Boutique.

The Look Good Feel Better program serves 50,000 American women annually and hosts 15,000 workshops across the country each year. All programs are facilitated and led by beauty professionals who volunteer their time to help people with cancer to find some normalcy in a life that is by no means normal. The program is currently seeking additional licensed beauticians, cosmetologists and estheticians to volunteer their services.

Look Good Feel Better is a free program, but registration is required. For more information, or to sign up, call 1-800-227-2345.

About Community Medical Center
Community Medical Center is the largest non-teaching hospital in the state and offers a comprehensive array of services and wellness programs for area residents.

Community Medical Center is a quality-focused institution and has been nationally recognized with The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for six Disease Specific programs - stroke, acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, cardiac rehabilitation and total joint replacement – hip and knee and overall hospital accreditation and multiple other accreditations for programs such as the Center for Sleep Disorders and Level 3 Epilepsy Center.

The Jay and Linda Grunin Neuroscience Institute offers sophisticated neurology and neurosurgery services including a neuro-interventional lab and bi-plane, a Primary Stroke Center, and Level 3 Epilepsy program for children and adults. Cardiac care features three cardiac catheterization labs and elective and emergency angioplasty programs for patients with heart disease. Patients have access to advanced cancer care at the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center which offers one of the most sophisticated linear accelerators used for radiation therapy and a CyberKnife for treating inoperable tumors. Surgical services include the first robotic surgery program in Ocean County featuring the daVinci Si robotic surgical platform. As a trusted provider of maternal and children’s services, a Level 2 special care nursery with onsite neonatologists for newborns requiring special care, a dedicated pediatric unit and a pediatrician in the Emergency Department are provided. The Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the state.

Community Medical Center is dedicated to improving the health of local residents. A variety of community education programs are offered to help individuals - from infancy through the senior years - increase wellness and quality of life.