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Chemotherapy works to control cancer cells by slowing or stopping their growth, preventing them from spreading to other parts of your body, or destroying those that may have already spread. This is all good as it helps to fight cancer.
However, like most medications, chemotherapy often comes with side effects which may include hair loss, dry skin and brittle nails. You can help minimize these side effects by following a few essential tips:
It can be difficult to adjust to changes in your appearance during cancer treatment. Rest assured, hair will almost always grow back and most skin reactions will go away after treatment is complete. No matter what, remember to celebrate who you are because you are beautiful!
How do you protect your skin, hair and nails? Tell us in the below comments.
Learn more about cancer support services at Edward-Elmhurst Health.
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