Look Good Feel Better: Professional Beauty Tips to Get Through Chemo

A campaign aimed at helping women with cancer feel better about themselves reaches 750,000 served

Nancy Lumb: ‘If You Want to Feel Good, You Have to Look Good’

Four years out from her breast cancer diagnosis, Nancy Lumb still hasn’t regained all that was lost.

“My eyebrows never really completely came back,” says Lumb, 44. “My eyelashes are much thinner than they were. So even years later, you’re still not 100 percent who you were before. When I’m going out and I want to fill in my eyebrows a little bit more and create a different look, I can become outwardly the person that I want to become.”

Look Good Feel Better helped build Lumb’s self-esteem in another way too: peer support. During her workshop, Lumb met other cancer patients whom she keeps in touch with even years later. “We all had cancer, and we were going through treatments, and it was a scary time,” she says. “We were looking scary! And so it was a wonderful opportunity to relate to other women and get strength and power from others who were going through what I was going through…If you want to feel good, you have to look good…That element is just tremendously important.”

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