LGFB extends reach to male cancer patients

Having successfully supported women for more than 24 years, national charity, Look Good Feel Better has developed a new programme to help men manage some of the side-effects of cancer treatment - providing expert advice all over the UK through, ‘Skin Fitness’ Workshops, a ‘Manual for Men’ and online tutorials.

Sarahjane Robertson, Executive Director of Look Good Feel Better comments: “Following extensive research, people told us there was a lack of support, especially when it came to men and their appearance.  Many of the men spoken to were concerned that the visible side-effects would ‘give away’ the fact that they had cancer.  Problems included suffering with dry flaking skin, hair loss and patchy regrowth, dramatic weight change, oral health problems and hot flushes.  We were unanimously told that male cancer patients would value detailed information covering basic skincare, shaving, sun care, nutrition, fitness, body image and oral care alongside online tutorials and group sessions.”

The group workshops are currently held in a small number of locations so for those who can’t attend, there is also Look Good Feel Better’s ‘Manual for Men’ which can be viewed online or sent via post, as well as online tutorials.

The following services will be available to men of all ages and any type of cancer:

‘Skin Fitness’ Workshops
Held at hospitals and cancer support centres, these group sessions offer advice on skincare and shaving/grooming and problems that may be faced as a result of  cancer treatment.  Hosted by Look Good Feel Better volunteer skincare experts and local barbers, it’s an opportunity to ask questions, learn new tips and techniques and meet others in a similar situation. 

Manual for Men
Working with a number of leading experts, this detailed booklet includes information on skincare, shaving and grooming, oral health, how to dress/what to wear as well as advice on nutrition and fitness.  It is available free via email or post.

Featuring Chris Foster (Award-winning Barber) , Anna Shaw (Stylist) and Paul Herrington (Make-up Artist and Skincare Expert) this series of tutorials covers information on how to manage dry skin, shaving advice, how to dress for your shape and how to disguise redness and dark shadows.

To find out more visit www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk/men.



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