In Beauty Despite Cancer Jennifer shares her knowledge and experience by showing those living with cancer and beyond how to prevent, reduce, disguise, camouflage and soothe their appearance-related side effects. This guide to beauty, hair, style and well-being for cancer patients is the most comprehensive ever published.
How it started – ‘Do you have anything for cancer patients?’ This was the question that started it all. Some ladies asked Jennifer Young ‘the’ question on a visit to her local cancer centre. They were opening a beauty and wig salon on the chemotherapy ward and they wanted a skincare range that met their needs. Jennifer was asked to help.
Who is the author – Jennifer Young has a BSc (Hons) in biology and is an associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine. She is a qualified nutritional therapist, and an experienced microbiologist, aromatherapist, beauty therapist and product formulator. With two postgraduate qualifications in health-related fields, she has been accepted by the courts as an expert witness for occupational health cases and has been active in medical research. She is the creator of the Defiant Beauty collections and founder of www.beautydespitecancer.co.uk.
What’s it all about – A comprehensive guide to what to expect when going through cancer treatment, covering all the questions you want to ask, and full of tips and advice about things that didn’t even cross your mind. Split into four main sections –
Hair – wigs and wig care, headwear, cooling caps, scalp treatments, regrowth.
Face – causes of stress to the skin and how to counteract them, anti-ageing, complementary therapies, hormones, sleep and tips for sleep, appetite and nutrition, chemo skin, oral care, makeup & cosmetics
Body – nails, changes to your body during treatment, surgery, lingerie
Self – wellbeing, reflections on the inevitable question – “why me?”, yoga, nutrition, choosing a therapist to work with, emotions – preparing for treatment and moving on: life after cancer
Why it’s important – women don’t stop being women when they are diagnosed with cancer. All types of cancer are on the rise, with 1 in 2 of us being diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lives and breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. Women have a 1 in 8 chance of diagnosis at some point in their lives.