ATLANTA--The American Cancer Society is offering a
"magalog," part magazine, part catalog, for women
recovering from breast cancer and other cancers that involve
treatment-related hair loss. Known as tlc
(tender loving care), the nonprofit publication was created by Lana
Leavitt Rosenfeld, an ACS volunteer.
The catalog offers helpful articles on cancer-related issues and a
wide selection of fashionable, hard-to-find products for women with
cancer. The Fall/Winter 1998 edition, available in September, will
offer a new selection of turbans and hats, including an exclusive
line of turbans in ultra suede and panne velvet, and an expanded line
of affordable lightweight wigs.
For the first time, tlc has designed a soft stretch sleep cap trimmed
with lace and ribbons and appliquéd with butterflies, with
matching lace-trimmed nightgown with pockets for prostheses. Also new
this season, an exclusive T-shirt designed with a built-in bra to
wear during radiation treatment and for leisure time.
The catalog offers a selection of pocketed camisoles and teddies as
well as pocketed bras, silicone prostheses, and latex and foam breast
forms. Other special products include a "hat sizer" to make
regular-sized hats fit heads with little or no hair and a wig/cap
liner to protect sensitive scalps from scratchy wigs or hats.
To receive a free copy of tlc, call 800-850-9445; fax
800-757-9997; write tlc at 340 Poplar St. Hanover, PA 17333, or order
on the Internet at www.cancer.org.
To ensure privacy, tlc is mailed only upon request, and
customers names will not be provided to anyone for any purpose.