Posts tagged “chemotherapy”

Local Salon Leads Cancer Fundraising Scheme

February 17th, 2012
Local Salon Leads Cancer Fundraising Scheme

Staci Leons-Parnell who owns a hair dressing salon in the town of Anderson in Indiana, recently decided to start raising money to help local cancer patients. She told local reporters: “A lot of times, losing your hair is more devastating than chemotherapy. People who lose their hair don’t feel whole and it doesn’t fall out [...]

New Books Gives Hope To Children

September 21st, 2011
New Books Gives Hope To Children

Being diagnosed with cancer is devastating enough, but losing your hair during chemotherapy treatment must only add to the stress. For children though the anxiety is probably enormous. However, help is at hand in the shape of a new book, published by the American Cancer Society (ACS), which aims to help children cope with hair [...]

Fish Oil useful in Chemotherapy Treatment

April 28th, 2011
Fish Oil useful in Chemotherapy Treatment

Research has found that patients undergoing chemotherapy should ingest fish oil as an aid to prevent weight loss. Sudden weight and muscle loss, like hair loss is another potential side effect of chemotherapy for cancer. However researchers believe that taking fish oil which is rich in Omega 3 can prevent this happening. It may even [...]

Beauty Tips Seminar Held For Cancer Sufferers

March 22nd, 2011
Beauty Tips Seminar Held For Cancer Sufferers

A seminar was held recently for women who worry about how they can look after themselves during and after chemotherapy. One of the most frequently asked questions it seems by women undergoing chemotherapy is: Will I lose my hair? Since looking and feeling good is of paramount importance for everyone, in particular women, it was [...]

New Device Could Cut Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

March 14th, 2011
New Device Could Cut Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

Scientists at Edinburgh University are working on a new device which they believe could cut the number of people suffering from hair loss during chemotherapy. They also think it could reduce other side effects including sickness and a weakened immune system. The device uses palladium particles to set off reactions within cells; the palladium is [...]

Accused Man Manufactured Hair Loss Symptoms

February 28th, 2011
Accused Man Manufactured Hair Loss Symptoms

Loss of hair is for most people something that they would not willingly wish to happen. However it is something that criminals are prepared to do if it helps them succeed. One such person is a man who is on trial for murder, and is reported to have manufactured symptoms of cancer which include loss [...]

Cancer Nurse Has Her Own Cancer Scare

February 22nd, 2011
Cancer Nurse Has Her Own Cancer Scare

A Scottish nurse who spent most of her time advising women to examine themselves for lumps had her own scare recently. Luckily however, the nurse did the right thing and had treatment. One year on she is all clear, but she did say it was one of the hardest things she had to face in [...]

Woman Sacked For Shaving Her Hair

February 18th, 2011
Woman Sacked For Shaving Her Hair

A Canadian woman lost her job simply because she shaved her hair as an act of support for her uncle, who is suffering from Cancer. Despite wearing head scarves, the lady’s employer said it wasn’t enough. For its part, the company owner said that her shaven head (even covered) was not conducive to image the [...]

New Technology Developed To Help Prevent Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

January 25th, 2011
New Technology Developed To Help Prevent Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

One of the major side effects of having chemotherapy for treating cancers such as leukaemia is hair loss. Traditionally, patients are forced to either accept their temporary baldness or wear a wig. Both can be embarrassing not to mention stressful. However at the Arab Health trade show which is due to take place in Dubai [...]

Cancer Patient Fighting To Get Health Insurance Cover

January 18th, 2011
Cancer Patient Fighting To Get Health Insurance Cover

Being told that you have cancer is bad enough, but when you find out that the insurance cover you had been paying out for many years is insufficient, this can devastating. But that’s exactly what has happened to one US resident. David Beach of Hemet was due to undergo chemotherapy. However the day before his [...]

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