The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Oncology Unit, in tandem with the American Cancer Society, offers a free program every six weeks for women in cancer treatment who are in charge of their lives. These sessions are also sponsored by the BMH Breast Care Program.
In addition to networking opportunities, local cosmetologists from Cottage Hair Studio provide their services at “Look Good, Feel Better” sessions to help patients restore their appearance during cancer treatment. They supply products and advice to help women learn techniques about make-up and skin care along with talking to them about options related to hair loss such as wigs, turbans, and scarves.
The “Look Good, Feel Better” sessions are offered as a part of the BMH Breast Care Program offering diagnostic treatment and support services to patients who have questions regarding their breast health. The comprehensive program was developed in part with funds from the Susan G. Komen Foundation. It is designed to help women with breast concerns navigate the healthcare system. It may also be helpful to patients who have other questions regarding their breast health. The program will support physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery on an individualized, multi-discipline basis.