‘Cooling Cap’ Lets Some Cancer Patients Keep Their Hair While Going Through Chemotherapy

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A new device may allow some cancer patients to keep their hair during chemotherapy treatment. The device, called a cooling cap, fits over a patient’s head and protects their hair from some of the damage caused by chemo. Cancer patient Amanda Baharie from Laurel has been [...] Click here to view [...]

Mark Patinkin: Cancer, chemo, and a fitness trainer on the job through both

Denise Chakoian, who went through chemo after she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, teaches fitness classes at her Core studio in Providence. [The Providence Journal / Kris Craig] Hide caption Journal Columnist markpatinkin A friend told me to go to a workout class with Denise Chakoian, but I resisted. [...] Click here to view [...]

After breast cancer took her mother, this tattooist helps survivors heal by covering scars with artwork

MATTHEWS, N.C. — VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED: The following story contains sensitive imagery including nudity related to breast reconstruction. Julie Markow and Teri Smith don’t know each other. Yet, a dark commonality has led the women on a vulnerable journey. Like hundreds of thousands of others , Markow and Smith [...] Click here to view [...]

It’s about hair – and helping cancer patients maintain their identity, regain a sense of normalcy

Nicole Gerdin of Solon, a breast cancer survivor herself, leads the Eastern Iowa chapter of Strands of Strength. (Photo by Mike Fager, fisheye photography) Nicole Gerdin knows how important having a wig can be when going through cancer treatment. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, not long after finding [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-09-30T15:55:54-04:00September 30th, 2019|Cancer, Skin & Hair & Nails & Glands|0 Comments

Scientists discover new breakthrough in cancer hair-loss treatment

Scientists have determined a new way to protect the hair follicle from chemotherapy in an effort to prevent hair loss as a result of cancer treatments. Researchers based at The University of Manchester have discovered a new strategy for how to protect hair follicles from chemotherapy, which could lead [...] Click here to view [...]

Tattooing realistic nipples on breast cancer survivors helps give them a new beginning

Terri Benamore tattoos realistic nipples on breast cancer survivors Terri Benamore runs her own tattoo studio and does reconstructive tattoos on people who have had their nipples removed during treatment for breast cancer. The 32-year-old from Towcester, Northants, has helped around 70 people, explains why the tattoos she does [...] Click here to view [...]

Bracing for Battle with a Wig and a Prayer

By Tracy Cunningham, Vice President and Account Director, AbelsonTaylor Whatever you might think you know about cancer, you’ll discover a huge knowledge gap when you receive a cancer diagnosis yourself. No matter how many oncology products you’ve helped launch, how much research you’ve read, how many physicians and patients [...] Click here to view [...]

Cancer treatment: ‘Men should talk about hair loss’

'Men don't talk about [hair-loss], which says a lot about they are dealing with it' "Telling my mum was horrible. I remember her coming home from work and I said 'mum everything is fine, [but] my hair is starting to fall out'." Nic Cumpilido, 24, faced surgery, chemotherapy and [...] Click here to view [...]

Beauty boost: Helping cancer patients cope

1 Boots’ cancer beauty adviser Jess Moloney says it’s rewarding providing people undergoing cancer treatment with beauty advice. Photo: David Conachy If you, or someone you know and love, has ever gone through cancer treatment, you know one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome can be getting used [...] Click here to view [...]