Feeling Beautiful While Battling Cancer
Community Medical Center partners with American Cancer Society for makeup,
skin & nail care workshop for women undergoing cancer treatment.
October 19, 2017, Toms River, NJ—A woman diagnosed with cancer has to battle not only the disease,
but the frightening changes that come with treatment. Patients with cancer
can now turn to a program that makes them feel beautiful on the inside and out.
The J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center at Community Medical Center
has partnered with the American Cancer Society to host the Look Good Feel
Better Program, a free, hands-on workshop designed to help women dealing
with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. The program
will take place on Monday, November 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at the hospital’s
The free program is open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy,
radiation or other forms of treatment. Participants will be provided with
skin and nail care, makeup demonstrations from licensed beauty professionals,
information on wigs and turbans and how to care for them, fashion tips,
a free cosmetic kit and more, all in the spa-like environment of the Inspiration Boutique.
The Look Good Feel Better program serves 50,000 American women annually
and hosts 15,000 workshops across the country each year. All programs
are facilitated and led by beauty professionals who volunteer their time
to help people with cancer to find some normalcy in a life that is by
no means normal. The program is currently seeking additional licensed
beauticians, cosmetologists and estheticians to volunteer their services.
Look Good Feel Better is a free program, but registration is required.
For more information, or to sign up, call 1-800-227-2345.
About Community Medical Center
Community Medical Center is the largest non-teaching hospital in the state
and offers a comprehensive array of services and wellness programs for
Community Medical Center is a quality-focused institution and has been
nationally recognized with The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval
for six Disease Specific programs - stroke, acute coronary syndrome, heart
failure, cardiac rehabilitation and total joint replacement – hip
and knee and overall hospital accreditation and multiple other accreditations
for programs such as the Center for Sleep Disorders and Level 3 Epilepsy Center.
The Jay and Linda Grunin Neuroscience Institute offers sophisticated neurology
and neurosurgery services including a neuro-interventional lab and bi-plane,
a Primary Stroke Center, and Level 3 Epilepsy program for children and
adults. Cardiac care features three cardiac catheterization labs and elective
and emergency angioplasty programs for patients with heart disease. Patients
have access to advanced cancer care at the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer
Center which offers one of the most sophisticated linear accelerators
used for radiation therapy and a CyberKnife for treating inoperable tumors.
Surgical services include the first robotic surgery program in Ocean County
featuring the daVinci Si robotic surgical platform. As a trusted provider
of maternal and children’s services, a Level 2 special care nursery
with onsite neonatologists for newborns requiring special care, a dedicated
pediatric unit and a pediatrician in the Emergency Department are provided.
The Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the state.
Community Medical Center is dedicated to improving the health of local
residents. A variety of community education programs are offered to help
individuals - from infancy through the senior years - increase wellness
and quality of life.