Health & Medicine

October 12, 2011 12:00 AM

Therapy for cancer patients can be found in looking good

When I found out that I had invasive breast cancer in January 2009, I thought first about dying. It was only much later, around the time my son shaved my head and I found myself nauseated and worn out from my first chemotherapy treatments, that I started to think about how I looked. I had gone through a double mastectomy and was carrying a boardlike spacer in my chest for reconstruction when I discovered that my eyebrows and eyelashes were falling out. Coming Saturday: The Herald-Leader and will "go pink" for breast cancer awareness.

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