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5 Year Cancerversary – The Survival Milestone After High-Grade, Triple-Negative Breast Cancer!

By Cynthia Bailey MD

A 5 year Cancerversary is huge for people surviving high grade triple negative breast cancer. This cancer is so bad that it kills fast when it kills. Yes, I had really bad cancer, so living just five years i...

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Chemotherapy Port Scars

By Cynthia Bailey MD

When my oncologist told me I needed a chemo port as part of cancer treatment, I was in shock. Port placement was the first procedure followed by many surgeries, and 4 months of hardcore chemo. I wasn’t sure I was going to survive the cancer. But if I did, I sure did not want an ugly horizontal scar to remind me of cancer forever.

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Understanding Hair Changes During Chemotherapy

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Hair loss is one of the most emotionally painful parts of the cancer treatment experience for many. Nothing screams "I have cancer!" louder than a bald head and a face without brows and lashes. As a chemothe...

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Cold Cap Chemo: a Doctor’s Personal Experience

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Cold cap chemo as a dermatologist with breast cancer - I didn't see this coming! My experience with using cold caps during chemotherapy turned out to be a comfort to me when I was treated for breast cancer. ...

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Breast Cancer: How to Tame Chemo Curls and Improve Scars

By Cynthia Bailey MD

These great questions about how to tame chemo curls and improve scars after breast cancer treatment came in from reader Isabelle as a comment on my post celebrating my first day back at work after "The Breas...

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Chemotherapy Skin Problems - Preventing Skin Infections

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Preventing skin infections and staying healthy is really important when you are on chemotherapy. One of the biggest - and most preventable - health problems for us chemo patients are skin infections. Your sk...

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Can You Get a Facial and Makeover on Chemotherapy? Part 2

By Cynthia Bailey MD

This is part 2 of Dr. Bailey's chemotherapy facial. To read part 1 click here.  When wearing makeup, it was important to Dr. Bailey that we use only natural mineral-based ingredients on her sensitive skin wh...

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Can You Get a Facial and Makeover on Chemotherapy? Part 1

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Dr. Cynthia Bailey was on intensive chemotherapy to treat hereditary breast cancer this fall. On chemo, her normally lovely and well-cared-for skin was drier, duller, and flakier because her skin cells were ...

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Can You Keep Your Brows and Eyelashes during Chemotherapy?

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Can you keep your brows and eyelashes during chemotherapy? I felt that if anyone could figure this out it would be me since I'm a dermatologist being treated for aggressive breast cancer. I have been experi...

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Dermatologist’s Advice for the Best Skin Care during Chemotherapy

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Using the best skin care during chemotherapy is really important. Your skin is your body's biggest organ and it protects you from germs and other external environmental hazards. You need your skin to be in t...

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