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Every year about 14 million people learn that they have cancer. It is one of the leading causes of death globally.
The "W" sisters, Joanna Wiszniewska and Jolanta Wiewiora, survived and set up a unique beauty salon in the Polish port city of Szczecin.
W Sisters' Beauty Salon specialises in hair and beauty treatments for cancer patients.
The two sisters know from their own experience how difficult it can be for cancer patients to visit a hairdresser or a beautician, before and after chemotherapy.
They provide a safe haven for women to talk freely about their illness and the challenges they face, and encourage them to feel positive about the future.
Source: Al Jazeera