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 [...]

Best Life: Feeling good fighting cancer

MIAMI, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Going through cancer treatment not only affects a person emotionally but it can also take a toll on their physical appearance. Chemotherapy can cause hair loss and make skin dry and sallow. See how a program is focusing on making male and female patients [...] Click here to view [...]

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 [...]