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Women may not know where to turn after a mastectomy, breast reconstruction or custom prosthesis, especially when it comes to finding clothes that will make them feel good. The Healthy Reflections Boutique is one great resource for women seeking a little style after a less-than-glamorous procedure.
A bald scalp is a blank canvas for artwork that is helping some patients cope with hair loss after chemotherapy treatments at the MultiCare Regional Cancer Center. Called a henna crown, the intricate, temporary designs are created with a plant-based dye.
A genetic test that helped Angelina Jolie opt for a preventive double mastectomy can be ordered locally through the MultiCare Genomics Institute and the MultiCare Regional Cancer Center.
When Bill Clark finished up his last round of chemotherapy at the MultiCare Regional Cancer Center in Puyallup, the nurses treated him to the foods he’d inexplicably craved during his six months of treatment: a giant Slurpee and three beef jerky sticks. Clark still laughs – and tears up a little – talking about it. “Those gals have so much grace and love and compassion for people,” Clark says. “I couldn’t have gotten any better care.”
Whether you are age 20 or age 40 or older, knowing the latest recommendations from the American Cancer Society can help you wade through all the conflicting information in the news and help you stay on track with your breast cancer screenings.