Acupuncture reduces radiation-induced dry mouth for cancer patients

HOUSTON -- After receiving acupuncture treatment three days a week during the course of radiation treatment, head and neck cancer patients experienced less dry mouth, according to study results from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The trial results, published in JAMA Network Open , [...] Click here to view [...]

New Study Links Hair Dye to Breast Cancer. Here’s What You Need to Know

A new study reported this week claims that of the thousands of ingredients that go into hair products used to dye and straighten our hair, some might play a role in kick-starting breast cancer in women already at risk. But before you panic and throw out your box dye, [...] Click here to view [...]

When people lose their hair to cancer, they lose their ‘security blanket’

Confined to a hospital room, 15-year-old Vinesha Ramasamy’s body was responding to her first round of chemotherapy. The Ontario teen had recently been diagnosed with bone cancer and the treatment had made her so sick that she hadn’t left her reclining bed in nearly a month. Her hair, once [...] Click here to view [...]

Florida tattoo artist uses her talent to help breast cancer survivors

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - A local tattoo artist in Altamonte Springs has been working with breast cancer survivors for the past 12 years. It was her passion for the work that led her to create Empower Tattoo. "Sporadically through those 12 years I've been kind of randomly asked, here [...] Click here to view [...]

New thermal bra helps keep breast cancer patients warm after reconstructive surgery

For women going through breast cancer treatment and have had reconstructive surgery, they’re left without tissue to help them retain warmth, causing them to be very cold in the cooler months. Spectrum Health Innovations and Elemental LLC have teamed up to create a solution to this problem, in the [...] Click here to view [...]

Free wig room for cancer patients opens in Tennessee

Free wig room for cancer patients opens in Tennessee (WCYB/Caleb Perhne) ERWIN, Tenn. (WCYB) — ERWIN, Tenn. — Nearly everyone has been touched by cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her life time. A [...] Click here to view [...]

Little Rock tattoo artist uses ink to help breast cancer patients feel whole again

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — For many breast cancer survivors, the scars left behind are reminders of painful battles. Numerous surgeries and treatments means the recovery process can sometimes take years. A Little Rock tattoo artist is making it her mission to help breast cancer survivors finally feel whole again. [...] Click here to view [...]

‘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 [...]