When my oncologist told me I needed a chemo port as part of cancer treatment, I was in shock. Port placement was the first procedure followed by many surgeries, and 4 months of hardcore chemo. I wasn’t sure I was going to survive the cancer. But if I did, I sure did not want an ugly horizontal scar to remind me of cancer forever.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kickoff If you don’t already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it’s a cause that is important to us here at Dr. Bailey Skin Care. Over a year ago, Dr. Bailey informed the team and – later her readers – that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and that […]
The cold and dry air of fall and winter causes chapping of the inside of the nose for almost everybody. Chemotherapy also causes dry nose. That means that this fall and early winter I combined cold and dry weather with intensive chemotherapy treatments to win me a really dry and chapped nose! This skin problem […]
I’ve been on dose-dense chemotherapy to treat hereditary breast cancer for a full four months now and miraculously I still have my eyebrows and eyelashes. Normally, this very strong chemotherapy regimen results in widespread hair loss, often including the brows and lashes. The hair loss is usually dramatic by the third week of treatment and […]
Help for Cancer Patients – Tips on Skin Care During Chemotherapy It goes without saying that chemotherapy treatment is hard on your body, including your skin. As a dermatologist who is currently undergoing a series of very strong chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer, I’m a living laboratory of personal chemotherapy experience. I want to share what […]