More breast cancer survivors are forgoing reconstruction and embracing implant-free bodies

A silicone gel breast implant. More breast cancer survivors are embracing the body-positive approach and forgoing implants. Nina Katayama has had "something like a thousand appointments" since a 3-D mammogram revealed an aggressive form of breast cancer that had already spread to her lymph nodes. The 51-year-old Minneapolis woman [...] Click here to view [...]

Salon that specializes in oncology aesthetics reopens with client’s safety as top priority

CORALVILLE, Iowa. (KCRG) - When you walk inside Skin Deep Salon and Spa in North Liberty, you wouldn’t assume their clientele is any different from other salons. “We are a full-service day spa with a special interest in cancer care," said Owner Tracy Lacina. Lacina has run Skin Deep [...] Click here to view [...]

Ink Rx?: Welcome to the camouflaged world of paramedical tattoos

Mar 5, 2020 at 8:38 AM HECKER, Ill. — The first fingernail tattoo started off as a joke by a man who lost the tips of two fingers in a construction accident in 2018. But that shifted after Eric Catalano, an auto finance manager turned tattoo artist, finished with [...] Click here to view [...]

Top 6 juices that help fight cancer: How to prevent cancer by drinking juices

Here are 6 top fruit juices that will surely assist you in your fight against the evil disease - cancer. Try to drink some every day. While juice is good for the skin, it also contains phytochemicals and vitamins that can easily fight off evil cancer. So, to protect [...] Click here to view [...]

Local beautician school is teaching students to spot skin cancers

INDIANAPOLIS — A local high school cosmetology class is combining beauty with wellness. The students are now certified to spot abnormalities that could indicate skin cancer and ultimately save a life. Because most people visit the spa more than doctors, cosmetology instructor Claudia Hack says this is why a [...] Click here to view [...]

Registered nurse turned medical tattoo artist gives back to breast cancer survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Thousands of women are thrown into the fight of their life against a cancer diagnosis. For many, treatment includes the removal of one breast or both. Pan Duby beat cancer, but she didn’t feel normal. A 3D tattoo artist and registered nurse, Christin Dottolo, [...] Click here to view [...]

Medical spa offers safe skin care products for cancer patients

Sophie Owen, an oncology-trained aesthetician, performs an eyelash extension treatment on a client at Face and Body Medi Day Spa on Monday in Bayfield. Owen offers services that use safe, quality products to cancer survivors and general clientele. BAYFIELD – Sophie’s Aesthetics owner Sophie Owen watched her mother, Vickie [...] Click here to view [...]

Local woman specializes in hair extensions for cancer patients

Amber Gresham works on a client. She specializes in hair extensions for women who have lost their hair to chemotherapy treatment, but offers services to everyone. Amber Gresham works on a client. She specializes in hair extensions for women who have lost their hair to chemotherapy treatment but offers [...] Click here to view [...]

What’s the Difference Between Melanoma and Skin Cancer?

Melanoma is one of the three major types of skin cancer. It is the least common of the three but also the most aggressive. Early detection and treatment are key to survival. Melanoma is not a different disease from skin cancer. It is, rather, a form of skin cancer. [...] Click here to view [...]