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How To Donate Hair For Cancer Patients
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
City of Hope: Call City of Hope and they tell you. ...Read more
No, not all: It depends on which drugs are being used by the patient. Some chemotherapy drugs cause complete hair loss, others cause partial loss and some drugs do not cause any hair loss. Many of the more modern drugs have minimal if any hair loss properties. These are the so called targeted agents...Not quite like chemotherapy they have a differnt spectrum of side effeects than those from chemo drugs. . ...Read more
Do cancer patients lose their hair from the chemo or the actual cancer? Also is it just women that lose their hair or men too?
I have a lot of gas, my navel is leering smelly fluid sometimes and I have excessive hair fall like 5000 hair a day. ..like how cancer patients lose?
Hair loss/ navel d/c: Check thyroid studies. CBC, cortisol, iron, sed rate, CRP, ANA. May be gluten sensitivity, autoimmune disease or gallbladder, It is not usual to have a discharge from the navel, may be infection, yeast, could try desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) at the site and see if improves over next 2 days. Take a multivitamin a day. Need to follow up with doctor this week ...Read more
How much time does a cancerous patient have after cancer reaches head of a person? Are there any predictions about that?
Many: Patient centered websites- head neck cancer alliance (headandneck. Org) or sponc (spohnc. Org) can give info on local support groups, treatments & trials. Rehab options include reconstruction (speech devices, plastic surgery); medications for dry mouth, appetite stimulation, chronic pain; exercises for swallowing & lymphedema; nutrition and psychosocial services are available at doctors offfices. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely: Numerous trialsare available including early (phase 1 or 2) and late trials (phase 3). These trials evaluate newer drugs and newer radiation approahces typically. For trials info and sites the most uptodate site is the national cancer institute (www. Cancer. Gov). Talk to your oncologist and look up the websites of your local hospitals for trials in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the average life expectancy or duration life for a head and neck cancer patient who has been treated with radiation?
My daughter want's to donate her hair for kids with cancer is there a "best" place or way to do this?
2 sites:: Pantene - http://www. Pantene. Com/en-us/beautiful-lengths-cause/pages/donation-requirements. Aspx and locks of love - http://www. Locksoflove. Org/donate. Html I'm told pantene doesn't charge recipients for their wig but locks of love does so pantene is the better choice. Your daughters (and you) are angels! Bless you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Closest: Donate to the one most convinient to you; they are all for a good cause. ...Read more
I'm wondering if I donate my hair to cancer will it still be used in some way to support locks of love?
Depends: I believe you have to donate at a site that works with locks of love. Those can be found online or by contacting the organization. ...Read more
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