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Kennewick beauty salon helps patients living with cancer

Kennewick beauty salon helps patients living with cancer

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KENNEWICK, Wash -- Franki and Co is a full service hair salon which also offers hair replacement services for patients undergoing chemotherapy.  Franki Anderson, the owner, also volunteers on  at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center. "Patients can make an appointment with me. I'm there every Wednesday as a volunteer. We can set them up with a complimentary wig, or for people that choose not to wear a wig they can get hats and scarves."

Franki and Co recently moved to a bigger location, 2417 West Kennewick Avenue, and out of the newly expanded location is a new service for women who have suffered from breast cancer called A Better Fit.

Sandy Warner, the owner of A Better Fit helps women who lost a breast due to cancer get fitted for special bras. "If she hasn't been here before and it's a new surgery for her,  I explain the process getting the right bra so it fits well and its comfortable.  That's the most important thing. And there are a lot of different styles and colors and so then I get the prosthesis that fits right," says Warner.

Warner says prosthetics are custom made for all kinds of women and different types of life styles. "All the prosthesis are silicon, with a very natural feel, lots of different shapes that stick right to the chest wall."

Franki Anderson says if you're interested in any of the services offered to contact the Tri-Cities Cancer Center services department, and if you can't come in on Wednesday she will work with your schedule.

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