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Chemo Hair Loss

The Experience I Didn't Want To Hide From My Daughter

Shana Sutton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Shana Sutton

They say the key to raising a strong, resilient child is to share your experiences with them -- good, bad, and ugly -- and by doing so, show them how you can make it through. I'm glad I shared this with my daughter and didn't try to hide it.

At the Top of My Lungs: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Jennifer Glass | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

Waiting for each hair to go was like death by a thousand cuts. So on the fifth day of the exodus my husband Harlan got the buzzer and the razor, and I was G.I. Jen. Up to this point I hadn't felt like a sick person. Now I looked in the mirror and saw Cancer Girl.

Evolution of a Strand

Emily Helck | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Emily Helck

I paid as much mind to my hair and face as I had to the wounds I had been dressing, performing rituals of grooming I had nearly forgotten. My heart swelled, and after a year of cellular and spiritual purging, I suddenly felt full.

When Cancer Takes Your Hair

Dan Duffy | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

I still remember it vividly. It was the morning of the day where I had my hair shaved off for the first time, after which I told myself, "Never again." And yet here I am... again... doing this by choice.

Lose Your Hair From Chemo, Get Scarf Stares

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 09.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

What have unexpectedly descended are "The Scarf Stares." Whoa. They came out of nowhere and, I've found, are a significant part of the oncology culture.

When Breast Cancer Becomes A Very (Un)Hairy Situation

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 08.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

Because I seem to be the poster child for chemotherapy side effects (i.e. I've experienced ALL of them), it didn't come as a complete shock to me that hair loss was next on the list.