Connie | Florida
Diagnosis: Breast Cancer- Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Chemotherapy Regimen: Taxotere/Cytoxan
Total Treatments: 4
My hair has always been an important part of my identity. I take pride in the way I look & I love to style my hair. I’m also a mother and after we found out I had breast cancer and I would have to have chemotherapy treatments my son kept asking “Mom will you lose your hair”. He was terrified of this image.
So, after my diagnosis the thought of going bald did not sit well – at all. I was told about DigniCap by my doctor. She said, that by using it I could keep some of my hair. I then reached out to some other women that used it. They all told me the same thing. You will have a major head freeze for hours but overall it’s worth it!
It was worth it! It helped me so much mentally. I was able to look in the mirror and still see me during my chemo treatments. I was able to go out and be social and not have people view me as a cancer patient. I did have a few bald spots and lost some hair but I learned how to style it and make it work.
Here are some helpful tips I learned:
- Cut your hair fresh and shorter before you start treatments. (shorter hair, less weight)
- Use baby shampoo and only wash your hair a few times a week.
- Buy a silk pillow case and silk night cap.
- Get an electric blanket to use during treatments.