A group of women attended the free Look Good Feel Better workshop to learn how to manage the physical side-effects of their cancer treatment. Organiser Joan Boge (above left) with volunteers Leah Salter, Elwyn Garvey and Joy Davies.
A group of women attended the free Look Good Feel Better workshop to learn how to manage the physical side-effects of their cancer treatment. Organiser Joan Boge (above left) with volunteers Leah Salter, Elwyn Garvey and Joy Davies. Alistair Brightman

Beauty kits a blessing for cancer patients

CANCER patient Dianne Zonneveld said a little make-up could go a long way to helping someone cope with cancer treatment.

A group of 15 Fraser Coast women undergoing, or about to start cancer treatment, went to the free Look Good Feel Better workshop at St Stephen's Hospital in Hervey Bay to learn how to manage the physical side-effects of their treatment.

They were presented with a beauty product kit worth $200.

"I've learnt a lot about the way your skin changes because of the treatment and how to take care of my skin during this time," Ms Zonneveld said.

"I've lost my boobs and when my hair goes, knowing how to make myself look a little better will help in a multitude of ways."

The hospital plans to run the Look Good Feel Better workshops at least four times a year.

Volunteers Barbara Taylor, Roselyn Doss, Joan Boge, Pat Rudorfer, Kirby Maski, Lynn Arbus, Lorrin Van Opdenbosch at the Look Good Feel Better day at St Stephen's Hospital in Hervey Bay.
Volunteers Barbara Taylor, Roselyn Doss, Joan Boge, Pat Rudorfer, Kirby Maski, Lynn Arbus, Lorrin Van Opdenbosch at the Look Good Feel Better day at St Stephen's Hospital in Hervey Bay. Valerie Horton