An original podcast captures conversations between a cancer survivor and our beauty and health experts. You’ll get advice on what to expect, and personal stories to help you feel more like you.
Feel More Like You
How does looking and feeling good during cancer help to heal? Our survivor sisters share stories of maintaining their identity and confidence through challenging side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Celebrity makeup artist Ramy Gafni, top surgeon Dr. Elisa Port and renowned psychologist Dr. Guy Winch share the importance of feeling like yourself. Beauty editor and author Caitlin M. Kiernan leads us through her personal journey as a survivor, while Walgreens hosts Dr. Emily Shafer, Beauty Consultant Laura Catron and Health Editor Emily Ornberg introduce some of our series experts and survivors.
How do you get ahead of hair loss? Survivors and industry pros cover it all from scalp care to wig shopping and cold cap therapy. TV personality Joan Lunden tells of her experience with breast cancer, while celebrity wig stylist Kim Kimble shares tips. We get a firsthand look into the hair-preserving method of cold cap therapy with the founders of nonprofit The Rapunzel Project.
** Part one of our two-part hair loss series focuses on hair loss on your head as a side effect of chemotherapy and other treatments; Later this season will feature part two, how to manage eyebrow, eyelash and body hair loss.**
How do you live your best life—while fighting for it? Survivors open up about strength, surrender and emotional wellness during their cancer experiences. We visit Cancer Support Community affiliate Gilda’s Club to try the benefits of laughter yoga, and talk about the many accessible ways to find healing and supportive communities—from face-to-face to Facebook.
How is your mouth affected during treatment? Survivors talk about their experiences with mouth sores, dryness and taste aversion, and share their tips for finding relief of their mouth and appetite changes as a side effect of chemo or radiation. We uncover the importance of dental hygiene with advice from celebrity dentist Dr. Brian Kantor, and visit Wellness House for cooking tips and nutritional advice.
How can you take control of your surgery and reconstruction options? From scars to implants and nipple reconstruction, survivor sisters get real about breast changes. Breast surgeon Dr. Elisa Port explains how to select a medical team and choose from reconstruction options, and renowned tattoo artists David Allen and Vinnie Myers express how ink reimagines mastectomies.
What happens to your eyebrows and your hair—well, everywhere? We chat about it all from lashes to pubic hair, check out microblading and eyebrow wigs, and share survivors’ advice and pro beauty tips for facing the day.
What happens to your skin during treatment? From tending to scars after surgery to shower tips during treatment, survivor sisters talk about lifestyle changes and skin care tips.
How does treatment affect your libido and fertility? Survivors share experiences with fertility during and after treatment, and we talk with experts about vaginal atrophy, along with ways to keep cancer out of the bedroom.
What happens to your nails during treatment? We head to a salon to talk with experts and survivors about protecting fragile nails, including new routines and product suggestions, and offer advice for safe yet fabulous manicures and pedicures.
So, you’re told you’re done with treatment—now what? Survivor sisters speak of their range of emotions, from gratitude to grief, and we talk with experts about post-treatment healing, along with key advice for caregivers.