NEW GUIDEBOOK PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE AND TRUSTED INFORMATION TO HELP WOMEN WITH CANCER
A new guidebook for women with cancer has been released for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Endorsed by medical professionals, Healing Pretty© helps women prepare for, and get through cancer treatment with comfort, confidence and dignity. The comprehensive guide tells women what to expect every step of the way, along with over 300 tips and resources to help them deal with the side effects.
Healing Pretty© is written by local businesswoman Jackie Apostol-Pizzuti, owner of Wigs to Wellness & The Mastectomy Boutique in Windsor, Ontario.
“When women come to me, they’re overwhelmed with anxiety” said Apostol-Pizzuti. “They’re being bombarded with appointments, tests, treatment plans and in many cases already dealing with side-effects they hadn’t expected. Then they spend hours searching on the internet, or gathering pamphlets and brochures for information. That’s when I had the idea of an all-in-one guidebook that brings together all the important information in one place.”
Packed full of all the things women wished they’d known when they were diagnosed, and tips on how to cope with surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and beyond, Healing Pretty gives women and their caregivers a trusted, thorough and up-to-date source of information.
Learn about how to prepare before treatment begins including fertility preservation and surgery checklists, hair loss, mastectomy & compression bras, post-op panties, lymphedema prevention & treatment, treatment-friendly fashion & accessories, facial care & makeup tips, artistic & cosmetic tattoo ideas, solutions for skin & mouth problems, seatbelt cushions, PICC line covers, comfortable and functional post-surgery wear, and more.
“Healing Pretty was the best gift I received during my treatment” said Rachel Spadotto, cancer survivor. “I was terrified of what I found on the internet. This book kept it simple and to the point without all the medical terms and confusing lingo. It was light reading so I could read while waiting for appointments, and it gave me all the tools I needed to help me through my treatment process.”
Healing Pretty© is accompanied by an online resource of over 70 products and services to help women look and feel their best, recommended by cancer survivors. The resource is free and available to everyone.
Jackie Apostol-Pizzuti is the owner of Wigs to Wellness & The Mastectomy Boutique, located in Windsor, Ontario. She is professionally trained and certified in skincare and cosmetology, and in wigs and mastectomy fitting for cancer patients, and has volunteered at the International Look Good Feel Better® program at the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre for over ten years. She has helped thousands of women around the world discover choice, comfort, confidence, and healing on their roads to recovery.
The 1st Edition of Healing Pretty© was published in 2016 and sold coast-to-coast throughout Canada and the United States. This revised edition includes updated references, more comprehensive information, and additional resources.