Chemotherapy

Aug 29, 2019

Women don’t stop being women when they are diagnosed with cancer

‘Women don’t stop being women when they are diagnosed with cancer.’  I often find myself saying this as a way of explaining why I started www.beautydespitecancer.com and why I created Defiant Beauty, skincare and beauty collections for cancer patients. You didn’t stop being a woman when you were diagnosed with cancer but, in many respects, you […]

Aug 29, 2019

Why Does Cancer Treatment Affect Appearance and Skin?

When asked ‘why does cancer treatment affect appearance and skin?’ I was surprised to discover that my answer was so much more than ‘chemotherapy drugs target fast replicating cells’. Of course, chemo drugs do target fast replicating cells and because skin, hair, nails, lips and the digestive tract are fast replicating, the drugs attack them too. Please read more […]

Aug 29, 2019

Nail Damage during Treatment for Womb Cancer

Some of the drugs used to treat breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and womb cancer cause damage to the nails as a side-effect of treatment.  Different chemotherapy drugs have different side-effects.  Here you will find a list of the chemotherapy drugs commonly used for the treatment of womb cancer.  This page gives information on chemo nail loss, chemo […]

Aug 29, 2019

Nail Damage during Treatment for Breast Cancer

Some of the drugs used to treat breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and womb cancer cause damage to the nails as a side-effect of the cancer treatment. Different chemotherapy drugs have different side-effects. Here you will find a list of the drugs commonly used for the treatment of breast cancer and  those that are […]

Aug 29, 2019

Nail Damage during Treatment for Cervical Cancer

Some of the drugs used to treat breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and womb cancer cause damage to the nails as a side-effect of treatment.  Different chemotherapy drugs have different side-effects.  Here you will find a list of the chemotherapy drugs commonly used for the treatment of cervical cancer.  This page gives information on chemo nail loss, chemo […]

Aug 22, 2019

Chemo Skin

We know all about chemo skin-do you? Patients know to expect nausea and possibly hair loss as chemotherapy side-effects but it seems that they are rarely told about the impact that chemotherapy and the side-effects of chemotherapy have on their skin and nails. Chemo skin doesn’t happen to all going through treatment for cancer but […]

Aug 22, 2019

Why Does Cancer Treatment Affect Appearance and Skin?

When asked ‘why does cancer treatment affect appearance and skin?’ I was surprised to discover that my answer was so much more than ‘chemotherapy drugs target fast replicating cells’. Of course, chemo drugs do target fast replicating cells and because skin, hair, nails, lips and the digestive tract are fast replicating, the drugs attack them […]

Aug 6, 2019

Skin care advice

We know that this a time when you want to do the best thing for your health and that you do not want to interfere with your treatment. If you have any concerns you should discuss them with your health care team. The following is not medical advice. We know that this a time when […]

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