Chill Out During Chemo And Maybe Keep Your Hair

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Carrie Greene's cancer doctor called her on a Saturday morning a few months ago and said he wanted to change her chemotherapy treatment. What do you think about losing your hair, he asked. Greene, 41, who has recurring breast cancer, had already been through that. Twice. One of the worst -- or funniest -- moments came when her 5-year-old daughter yanked off her wig in front of all the kids at day care.

 

4 Comments

Thu May 27, 2010 06:47 PM

As a woman who lost her hair during chemo for breast cancer, I think it would be wonderful to be able to offer all women the option.  Will keep my fingers crossed that more will give it a try and projects will be funded. 

 

Kathie

Thu Jun 03, 2010 05:21 PM

I also lost my hair during chemo for ovarian cancer, and had I known about this option, i definately would have tried it.  Going bald was such a traumatic event, almost like hearing the cancer diagnosis alll over again.  You think you know what it's going to be like (losing your hair) but  you can never truly be prepared.

Jayne 

Thu Jun 24, 2010 04:05 PM

have a sister who is starting radiation today and the main thing she said was please dont let me loose my hair this would help so many women. its bad enough to have the cancer but to loose your hair just tells the world yes I have cancer

Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:21 AM

janep3, 

there is no shame in having cancer.  tell your sister to focus on beating it.  hair grows back.  our thoughts and prayers are with her.

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