Treating cancer with chemotherapy kills cancer cells, but unfortunately, many patients also have unwanted side effects.

  • Hair Loss

  • Dry Skin

  • Brittle Nails

Watching your hair fall out can be especially distressing. ‘Generally, how we look is really important to most all of us. The thought of losing hair can be especially devastating to some people,’ says Terri Ades, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCN, director of cancer information for the American Cancer Society.
But cancer patients have many ways to cope with such changes from cutting their hair short to moisturizing their skin regularly.
‘It is important for people to know that there are many things that they can do to prevent these side effects,’ says Mario Lacouture, MD, a dermatologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center who focuses on treating cancer therapy’s side effects to the skin, hair and nails.”
Katherine Kam, WebMD

Source: CVS Health