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Image enhancement for soft tissue sarcoma

image enhancement

Soft tissue sarcoma image enhancement

Some image enhancement services for soft tissue sarcoma include:

  • Cosmetic image enhancement: We offer cosmetic image enhancement to support you as you undergo soft tissue sarcoma treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. We are committed to helping you anticipate and prepare for the potential changes in appearance (such as hair loss or surgical scars) and body image issues that may result from treatment. We also offer classes and seminars for you, your family and community members.

  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery support: Our surgical oncologists work closely with our plastic and reconstructive surgeons. In many cases, our plastic surgeons may perform restorative surgical procedures during, or following, your soft tissue sarcoma surgery.

    During limb-sparing surgery, reconstructive surgeons may be called upon to assist with surgical wound closure, which may include replacing the tissue that is lost when the tumor is removed. For some patients, the plastic surgeon will take muscle and tissues from other areas of the body, and fill in the void left behind after removal of the tumor.

  • Prosthesis: Though amputation is rare, it still may be the best way for some patients to treat this disease, as well as to reduce the risk of sarcoma recurrence. If amputation is a part of your treatment plan, your soft tissue sarcoma team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is available to help you adjust to your prosthesis, both physically and emotionally. Our oncology rehabilitation team will help you relearn activities using your prosthesis, while the mind-body medicine team may help you deal with the changes in your appearance.

What is image enhancement?

Image enhancement is designed to encourage positive self-image and improve quality of life through salon and spa services. Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy may affect your appearance, including hair loss and complexion changes. Image enhancement services may help reduce depression and anxiety, while helping you feel more confident.

Our goal is to help you find ways to feel good about your self-image, thereby reducing stress and improving your sense of well-being. Our onsite salon and spa offers a variety of image enhancement services for patients and their families, such as:

  • Hair and nail care services, including haircuts, colors, manicures, pedicures, waxing, wig needs, etc.
  • Hats, wigs, scarves, soft head coverings and other accessories
  • A selection of breast forms, breast prosthetics and post-surgical bras
  • Compression garments for treating lymphedema
  • Women’s health products, including skincare products
  • Classes and seminars on a variety of topics, including the connection between looking good and feeling better, as well as image-enhancement techniques

Experienced care team

The clinicians on your care team know that cancer treatments may impact your appearance and how you feel about yourself. They will recommend that you take full advantage of our salon and spa services because your self-image may impact your recovery. The stylists and consultants at our salon and spa are trained to address the physical changes you may be experiencing through a variety of services.

Personalized treatment approach

At our salon and spa, the stylists and consultants work with you to come up with ways for you to feel better about your self-image. The services they will recommend for you will be based on your individual needs and goals.