When Merhan Khalil, a cancer patient, received bone marrow transplantation and chemotherapy in 2012, her hair began to fall from the shower. On Saturday she participated in a cairo workshop to teach women cancer patients how to hide signs of cancer treatment.
"Kallil, a 46-year-old suffering from multiple myeloma in the bloodstream, said," It is mentally helpful and I think the medicine has not changed us. "
This workshop is one of the programs already in operation in Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates, and it is said to be "beautiful" to be launched in Egypt at least seven hospitals this month. It will provide makeup tips and mental health support and nutrition advice to female cancer patients.
"When cancer patients feel themselves beautiful and have a positive influence on their mental state and take the proper nutrition to strengthen their immune system, the Hanadi el-Imam workshop, the founder of the Hoda el-Imam Foundation, .
She said the goal was to provide workshops for five Egyptian rulers within a year.
Faten Fawzi, a breast cancer patient, one of five patients who learn how to spread eyebrows and apply conditioners to dry skin at Cairo Marriott Hotel, said the hair felt burned after chemotherapy.
"I went to a hairdresser and completely shaved it off, and it began to fall and cry," Phage said in an interview with Reuters.
"But after that I wore a sophisticated wig that looked like my hair. I never knew I had cancer."
While she was recently removing the wig, Fawzi said she painted her eyebrows and was interested in make-up routines because she makes her feel better.
Ghada Salah, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, said she started testing other wigs and colorful hats after she lost her hair by chemotherapy.
"I did not think it hurt," she said. "I wanted people not to think that she was 'poor' and that she had cancer."
The organizers hope to serve 5,000 Egyptian women within a year, said cardiologist Dina Omar.
According to the World Health Organization, one in six people worldwide die of cancer. WHO says about 70 percent of cancer deaths occur in middle-aged and low-income countries.