“I lost a piece of who I was. I would walk by the mirror and did not recognize myself,” she said.
When Cathy Davelli started chemotherapy for breast cancer, she knew her body would change. What she did not expect was the emotional toll this would take on her.
Millions of women who undergo chemotherapy around the world face the harsh reality of hair and weight loss and skin damage. But many are turning to "Look Good, Feel Better;" a program that teaches women simple beauty techniques so they can once again not only look better physically but also feel stronger emotionally.
Created by the Personal Care Products Council and supported by the American Cancer Society, the "Look Good, Feel Better" program has been running free beauty classes across the United States since 1989. Makeup artists and hair stylists teach cancer survivors how to put on makeup and cover their bald heads in flattering ways.
Participants receive free makeup kits full of brand-name cosmetics.
In fact, says Louanne Roark, who oversees the program, the beauty industry was really the impetus behind it.
1. chemotherapy n. [临床] 化学疗法
He coined the word chemotherapy to describe this approach to the control of infectious disease.
2.flattering adj. 奉承的；谄媚的；讨人欢喜的
It wasn't a very flattering photograph.