FREE Help For Women With Cancer
Cancer in any form can be exhausting and overwhelming. In each state, there are hundreds of organizations available to help you navigate, make decisions, and help you understand what is happening to your body.
For women, there are two organizations that can be most helpful for you during your treatment and after. Cleaning for a Reason and Look Good Feel Better are nationwide and available to help you manage your side effects and home.
Help with Your Home
Cleaning for a Reason is a nationwide organization that matches cleaning companies with patients currently receiving therapy or treatment. Once you have submitted the application, they will match you with a local cleaning company. The specific company will contact you to set up a day/time to come clean your home for up to two hours. Each patient is allowed a total of 4 visits to be set up at your convenience. Once a week or once a month - the choice is yours. During cancer treatment, devote your time and energy to healing, not cleaning.
Help for Skin Changes and Hair Loss
Look Good, Feel Better is another nationwide company administered by the American Cancer Society to help you once you have begun treatment or just finished. It is an amazing program. Although this article is titled for women, Look Good, Feel Better offers programs to teens, men, and women. The program is led by cosmetologists and their goal is to help women deal with skin changes, loss of hair, wigs and turbans. During the two hour session, you will be given a bag filled with top name brand cosmetics and personal care products. The cosmetologist works with you to help you deal with any side effects such as dry skin, pigmentation issues from treatment and hair loss by teaching you new techniques for each product. And, it's so simple, just visit their program finder to find a location near you.
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Editor’s Note: We are extremely saddened to say that on January 28, 2020, Jennifer Toth passed away. Jennifer was a passionate advocate for the Lung Cancer community. She will be deeply missed.
Where have you found the most support during your lung cancer journey?