At first, I did not lose my hair because my treatment consisted of two hormonal therapy drugs. While the medicine sent me from breastfeeding my youngest to full on menopause within a matter of weeks, it did not touch my hair.
Often cancer patients lose their hair because most types of cancer treatment programs will employ chemotherapy at some point. Chemotherapy’s most well-known side effect is hair loss. But the assumption that all cancer patients will lose their hair for the duration of all treatments proves to be a stereotype. If/when I have my hair back does not mean that I am cured or in remission. Also only recently losing my hair does not mean we are finally fighting back my cancer tumors. Hair proves to be a poor indicator of my health. However, I will be VERY HAPPY to have it back!
The short answer is no. Most likely my body will wear out before we can exhaust all the various treatment … Continue reading Will You Run Out of Treatment Options?
I don’t know. I started chemotherapy (Abraxane) in May 2021. I had my last infusion the last week of January … Continue reading How Many More Chemo Treatments Do You Have?
Just as cancer is a tragic diagnosis, there is tragedy involved in the liver transplant process. One life is given … Continue reading Could You Have a Liver Transplant?
Though cancer has invaded my breast, spine, lymph nodes, and liver, I only have one type of cancer, ER+PR+HER2- breast … Continue reading Do You Have Different Types of Cancer?