St Peter's Hospital in Helena, Montana, has seen a rise in the number of breast cancer patients being treated, and is now offering a new program to give these women a little pampering, KXLH
The Look Good and Feel Better program is a national campaign that is supported by the American Cancer Society and the National Cosmetology Association, where women battling breast cancer receive a makeup bag full of different products that have been donated.
"When patients are going through cancer treatment and chemotherapy especially, they have a lot of skin changes, they lose their hair, which becomes a really emotional and difficult thing to deal with as a woman," St Peter's Hospital nurse Kari Parmer told the news source.
The program operates under the belief that those who feel better about their appearance will also heal better. The women who attend the program at the hospital also get to try on wigs and take one home at no cost.
The American Cancer Society estimates that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.