Link to Life help and support women cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy by providing them image enhancement services, so as to increase not only their body image but also their self-esteem in general.
Chemotherapy has an impact on both the body and the psyche. In most cases, changes in appearance are viewed as to be as detrimental as the fatigue, nausea and other side effects that come with cancer treatment. When the fear of side effect like loss of weight and loss of hair, eyebrows and eye lashes become reality, low self-esteem, low self-image and lack of confidence quickly set in. Women undergoing chemotherapy have trouble feeling pretty and feminine. Furthermore, they experience emotional turmoil ranging from guilt to inadequacy to anger.
Link to Life understands the ravages of chemotherapy both on the body and the psyche and hence provides prostheses & wigs to these women. The focus is to give a positive self-image for a quicker recovery time with the added benefit of these women to develop the confidence to face life again.
Taking steps to look and feel good before and after a treatment allows patients to focus on fighting their disease, rather than concentrating on their changed appearance.