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Chemotherapy Hair Loss

There Goes the Hair

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

But how could I have known that in fact my head is well-shaped, not too big, not too small, no distracting lumps or bumps, scars or curious protuberances. How could I have known how delightful the buzz was to touch?

Amazingly Simple Technology Could Help Cancer Patients Keep Their Hair

Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Breast cancer doctors at UCLA Medical Center are testing a new device that could make a huge difference in how patients react to chemotherapy. It'...

These People Could've Let Cancer Get The Best Of Them. Instead, They Showed Cancer Their Best

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.25.2014 | Good News

Cancer can be one of the most devastating diagnoses, and it takes a special kind of courage to channel grief into something meaningful. And that's...

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.

5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Chemo

Anna Leahy | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna Leahy

While individual health care decisions in the wake of a cancer diagnosis belong to the patient, there are some questions that my mother asked -- or didn't know to ask until things went awry -- that may be helpful for others to keep in mind when chemotherapy is presented as an option.

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.

'Cooling Caps' Tested To Help Cancer Patients Keep Hair

latimes.com | Amber Dance, Special to the Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A handful of San Francisco breast cancer patients are donning frigid skullcaps to test a device designed to keep hair tightly rooted during chemothera...