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You feel so helpless when you take things into your own Hand

In the make-up seminar at the Klinikum rechts der Isar cancer patients get valuable tips - but it is much more than just cosmetics.

Franziska Gerlach

Kathi is wearing your bald head as you would a beautiful evening dress. Even if you cashed in the Munich U-Bahn sometimes irritating glances, like they told. She has chosen the open. Because of your cancer, the bald. In front of one and a half years, Kathi has learned that breast cancer can be inherited in your family. Your grandma, your aunt and your mother are ill. And also Kathi, 30, carries the Gene for the onset of the disease responsible.

this autumn, wanted to let the Breasts actually lose weight, "preventive", as she says. However, to the extent that it should no longer come. In the summer, just a few months prior to the scheduled surgery, palpated a lump in your breast, a Tumor.

In the case of a chemotherapy, hair fall out, the skin is dry and sensitive: In the cosmetic seminar on the Right of the Isar cancer patients get advice on how you maintain and wear makeup can.

image: Catherina Hess

bald women are cashing in on the Public's sometimes irritating eyes. Anyone who wants to avoid this, you can manage with a cloth.

image: Catherina Hess

A small room in the basement of the clinic: On the table in bags with cosmetic products and make-up mirror. Pot with Make-Up, eye shadow, and powder are in the pockets.

image: Catherina Hess

As a template, pictures from magazines. image: Catherina Hess

The face Painting is not only fun. The participants also teaches to be loving to yourself.

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Since then, she fights against the disease. The joy of life has not lost yet. Once she has participated in a photo shoot for cancer patients. She likes sharing it with others, as Kathi told. Now she sits with other women in the cosmetic seminar for cancer patients at the Klinikum rechts der Isar. Mascara and eye shadow to accentuate her blue eyes, blush has conjured her Fresh on the cheeks, the lips has a strong rose-tone paint.

in Germany, 000 women are diagnosed each year, 230 of cancer. Many Chemo - and radiation therapy. The hair fall out, many also lose eyebrows and eyelashes. The skin changes during chemotherapy, it is often dry and sensitive, some patients get pimples or sores. "We have to be so right loving", says Ivonne Baumann, who directs the Seminar. With the skin, and with themselves.

A small room in the basement of the women's clinic. On the table bags with cosmetic products, and seven make-up mirror, one for each woman. Pot with Make-Up, eye shadow, and powder are in the bags, mascaras, lipsticks and such, with the eyebrows follow suit. "Hair, we did not wash today," says Baumann. "It is also difficult," says Veronica, 38 years old, breast cancer patient, bald head. It is a course like any other. The head of the run from Participant to Participant, and, if the women have questions. Corrected, if the women are doing something wrong. But this course is Special because it is about much more than just cosmetics.

Clean? Best with the gentle Lotion from the bag. Veronika instilled a few drops on a cotton pad, a lot of whirling about your bald head. "That feels good," she says.

Silke is actually came because of the make-up tips. How to conjure up with a blush and brush, Fresh face, such as lights can be expectant correct eyebrows? "I've been looking forward to the other women," says the 48-Year-old. On the exchange, the restraint. Anyway, she says, was the solidarity among cancer patients. This was also the therapies so, when several women get their infusions.

The course is also a distraction

Anita, 41, DAB concealer under your eyes, just a little. Brown eyes, rasp short gray hair. Three Times she was not on chemotherapy, have helped the drugs that flowed through a drip in your body, the breast cancer patient in the end. Now they will operate. "Is too much, is it?" she says and puts the pen. It is her first make-up seminar at all, because actually she was not the type for a complex Make-Up. You didn't come not so much because of the make-up tips, but to distract yourself. Thus, the questions in the head to stop at least once for two hours. The therapy will help the Operation?

"I found it really creepy to have no eyebrows," says Veronika. Would make a face, namely, contour. "And without you looks like a Ghost." Baumann recommends: "you not smiling at you, you look angry in the mirror." It doesn't sound like a command, in this case, this arrangement is not necessary at all.

Kathi has planned the farewell of her Curls literally. "I wanted no hair on the scarf, or in bed in the morning," she says. She shaved her all, before the hair fell out by itself. This Plan, the Organisation of doctor's appointments and therapies, it was also a way not to lose himself in the grief, and despair. "You feel so helpless when you take things into your own Hand."

face Painting increases the self-esteem. "It gives the face a special expression," says Kathi. "And the bald man takes."

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