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Way back when I started this blog in 2009, I wrote about how difficult it was for me as a 16-year-old to deal with chemotherapy-induced hair loss. I loved my long, brown hair and took really good care of it, so it was tough to watch it get thin and fuzzy. Toward the end of
There’s no doubt that cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation take their toll on the body. Chemotherapy kills cancer cells, but it can also kill other fast-growing cells in the mouth, digestive system, immune system, and in the skin, nails, and hair. Radiation treatments, too, can damage skin on their way to destroying a tumor,
Have you been through cancer, or do you know someone who has? Do you have questions about side effects, reactions to personal care products, or your sensitive, fragile skin? I hope you’ll join me at Gilda’s Club New York City on March 13, 2014. I’ll be speaking from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at 195 West
Side effects from cancer treatments can be extremely difficult to deal with. Aside from the expected hair loss and thinning eyelashes, patients can suffer from hand and foot syndrome, redness and burns, rashes, and embarrassing dryness and flaking. Cancer centers recommend products, but many of them are full of petroleum-based ingredients, carcinogens, hormone disruptors and