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Look Good Feel Better for Teens

What it is

Look Good Feel Better for Teens is a unique, free program for teenage cancer patients ages 13 to 17. It helps them cope with how cancer treatment and side effects can change the way they look. The program addresses the needs of both boys and girls. It includes tips on skin care, hair, and makeup, plus information about nutrition, exercise, fitness, and teen social issues.

Web site

Look Good Feel Better for Teens (LGFB) has developed an interactive teen section on the LGFB Web site under “Programs” on lookgoodfeelbetter.org. Here teens can access information on dealing with their appearance, and social and psychological issues of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. The LGFB for Teens brochure promotes both LGFB for Teens and the teen Web site.

Group activities

Look Good Feel Better for Teens is also offered as a group workshop in 15 locations in 14 cities. Both male and female participants are invited to the 2 hour program. It includes both presentations and interactive sessions. Each part is led by certified program volunteers who have gone through special training. Professional cosmetology volunteers lead sessions on skin care, makeup, and options related to hair loss. Volunteer health care professionals lead nutrition, fitness, and social life sessions. In the group session, each teen gets a free kit of personal care items, donated by the cosmetic industry, for use during and after the program. A take-home guide with complete information on program topics is also provided.

Costs

Look Good Feel Better for Teens programs are always free. They do not promote any cosmetic, personal care product, or manufacturer and do not offer any medical advice.

Where it's available

The Look Good Feel Better for Teens group program is available in select locations throughout the country. For more information or to find a Look Good Feel Better for Teens program, call us toll-free at 1-800-395-LOOK (1-800-395-5665), or visit our Web site at lookgoodfeelbetter.org. Be sure to look under the “Programs” tab.

Sponsors

The Look Good Feel Better for Teens program is offered through collaboration of the Personal Care Products Council, the Professional Beauty Association and your American Cancer Society.

Last Medical Review: 03/28/2013
Last Revised: 03/28/2013