Do you have a breast problem? Is breast cancer nodding bad head towards you? As a victim twice, I will share some of my reflections about beauty and breasts.
Breast cancer patients often add weight from treatment. This fact escaped when I first underwent treatment with chemotherapy. One reason is the fatigue induced Kemo, which results in a decrease in activity. Others are steroids contained in pre-chemo drugs.
To fight this effect, the patient must eat a balanced diet from lean protein, grains, fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats in medium quantities. In addition, cancer victims must invest in exercise if possible. As soon as Kemo was finished, I went to the gym. One study revealed that 150 minutes of aerobic exercise five times a week lowered the risk of death patients from breast cancer. A number of knocked compensation sitting.
After the second round of chemotherapy, my hair really began to be shed. I chose to shave my head so my hair wouldn’t fall in a clump. Then I headed to the local American Cancer Society (ACS) office, which gave a large number of free wigs that look good from where I could choose. They also provide me with wig shampoo and suggestions for style. What a blessing to have this service is available!
I asked my onsology nurse about taking medicine to grow my hair back faster. They are not enthusiastic about any medical drugs. Because I have a wig and don’t want to apply other topical care other than hair coloring, I cancel the growing follicle lotion idea.
Finally my hair grew back. However, after annual treatment with Hereptin, it did not return to the extent. Furthermore, the Arimidex daily pill I took to reduce recurrence opportunities causes hair thinning. To fight this, my hairdresser is advised to use the Nioxin hair thinning system, which consists of shampoo, conditioner, and treatment spray. After three months of use, we pay attention to new hair sprouts. Mouses, Volumage, and thickening gel with wheat protein can also create a thicker man’s illusion.
Cancer care can cause the skin to dry. Our local dermatologist provides free monthly skin care advice to patients undergoing Kemo or Radiation. In the sessions he not only talked about how and why cancer treatments affect the skin, hair, and nails, but also show us how to use cosmetic products correctly. We learn that the cream is better than lotion in moisturizing the skin. The best of all, he shared a free sample of a generous amount of leather products.
Other beauty symbols full of breast problems involve nails. Kemo caused the permanent ridge to form to me, and Herceptin gave them the consistency of tissue paper until the drug left my system. “Sally Hansen hard because of nails” Nail polish helps strengthen them. At my dermatological description, I also took a biotin supplement to counteract a nail because herceptin flowed through my pulse. I continued biotin, because I believe it made a difference. However, before taking any supplement, the patient must consult with their oncologist.
The program “looks good … feel better” offered by AC worth the time invested. This free service is dedicated to educating survivors about beauty techniques to help recover their appearance and image during treatment. Cosmetic experts teach us the best way to apply makeup. We also received hundreds of free cosmetics dollars as a help bag from “this party.” My Take-away message? Blush and Lipstick Color Magic on a pale face from Kemo. And they take so little time to apply!
Reconstruction or prosthesis
One of the biggest breast problems is the decision whether to have reconstruction. For personal and medical reasons I chose this procedure after a double mastectomy. However, for many women who undergo tarnishing surgery, reconstruction is a picture saver.