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American Cancer Society

The American Cancer society is an international nonprofit organization. People in the community who have cancer or who want to learn more in order to help a loved one with the disease can find support groups here that offer information about prevention, treatments, survival and overall quality of life. 800-227-2345, www.cancer.org

Look Good … Feel Better

Cancer patients can enroll in the Look Good … Feel Better program, which is free of charge. In this group, trained volunteer cosmetologists teach clients how to cope with hair loss and skin changes. These programs are offered nationwide in hospitals, at community centers and in American Cancer Society offices. Large cosmetics companies donate makeup bags for each patient. Cosmetologists who become involved must complete a required certification course and can expect to donate about five hours of volunteer time per month. 800-395-5665, www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org

Locks of Love

This is a nonprofit organization that provides hair prosthetics to children who have long -term medical illnesses that result in hair loss. 888-896-1588, www.locksoflove.org