Hair

Straw Hair As a child, I would shudder when reading the fairy tale story of Strewellpeter, the boy whose hair stuck out all over his head. Thanks to cancer treatment, I ended up looking like his twin sister. Many of us on cancer treatment, drugs, etc. end up with...

Winter skincare

When  Winter, chemo and hormone therapy play havoc with skin Is this you in winter?  Hiding spots and rough patches?  With Straw hair that flies all over the place? And Itchy skin you want to hide behind a blanket? AT LAST, oncologists admit cancer drugs can have an...

Skin problems are rife post drug treatments

Today’s drugs can cause skin problems Todays medical treatments often use strong drugs, which can leave patients with itchy peeling skin, similar to the left side of this image;  We all want skin looking like the ‘nice’ side, but anyone whose skin...

A cream that delivers

HERO CREAM TO THE RESCUE Long-term side effects are something I have learned to deal with.  Doctors would pooh pooh symptoms, and tell me “only XXXX amount of patients get …….whatever I was complaining  about.  But surely, I couldn’t be the...

Cancer survivors’ skin ages quicker

Cancer survivors’ skin ages quicker I knew it –  according to Dr. Lisa Gallacher of the American Cancer Institute, evidence that “findings from our study add to the evidence that cancer and its treatment may have adverse effects on age-related...

Confused about sun care?

  Sunshine brings worries about skin cancer  In Summer, it’s right to be concerned about avoiding the sun – and its consequences, especially if you are a cancer survivor. And it’s right to be concerned about Moles, lesions etc. on your body as...