Effort will help thousands with both the physical and emotional effects of cancer treatment
Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, applauded today’s announcement from long-time partner Walgreens, of a new free service to help people living with cancer manage the medical and physical changes that come with undergoing cancer treatment.
“Whether you are newly diagnosed, a long-term survivor or still in active treatment, breast cancer can affect how you feel inside and out,” said Paula Schneider, CEO, Susan G. Komen. “Dealing with the challenges of treatment, as well as the stresses of daily life, can take their toll on your overall wellbeing. As a breast cancer survivor, I know that managing side effects and other issues that reduce your quality of life is an important part of breast cancer care. We applaud Walgreens for understanding this need and providing this valuable support.”
As part of Walgreens new “Feel More Like You™” service, more than 12,000 Walgreens pharmacists have received special training to recommend over-the-counter products to help manage treatment side effects such as skin rash, increased fatigue, mouth sores and dry mouth. In addition, more than 3,000 Walgreens beauty consultants were trained to help people manage the physical changes associated with treatment, such as the loss of eyebrows and eyelashes and dry hair, dry skin and discolorations, sunlight sensitivities and changes to nails and cuticles.