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Pruritus (PDQ®)
Pruritus (PDQ®) Introduction This patient summary on pruritus is adapted from a summary written for health professionals by cancer experts. This and other credible information about cancer treatment, screening , prevention , supportive care , and ongoing clinical trials is available from the National Cancer Institute . Pruritus (itching) is a side effect of some cancer therapies and may be a symptom of some types of cancers. This brief summary describes pruritus, its causes and treatment. This summary i...
Hair Loss--One Woman's Story
Hair Loss--One Woman's Story Debbie Dorsey lost her hair while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. After her treatments ended, her hair grew back curlier than it was before. Debbie Dorsey sat with her family on Christmas morning in 1997 opening presents. She was watching her children and mindlessly touching her hair when seven dark strands clung to her fingers. She continued pulling at her hair so that by the time all the gifts were unwrapped, Dorsey had constructed a hill of hair on the coffee t...