Knowing you are not alone in your fight with cancer can be a great source of strength. You may find it liberating to document your journey, and your story may also help inspire others as they face their toughest challenge. Below are just a few of the stories that patients have shared about their journey with DigniCap.
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Thanks to DigniCap I was able to keep my diagnosis private and continue to work without having to talk about the cancer.
I could look in the mirror and see me still – so emotionally it was so much easier to deal with everything else going on. At least I didn’t look sick and could keep my identity.
Being diagnosed with cancer was by far the scariest and most shocking time in my life. When I found out I needed chemotherapy, and a very strong regimen, I was sad at the thought of losing my long hair.
I decided to try out DigniCap because I didn’t want to have any regrets – if I tried it out and kept my hair, great! If I tried and lost my hair, then at least I tried. If I didn’t try, I was going to lose my hair 100% and would’ve wondered about the what-ifs.
“I begged to do anything but chemo, I did not want to lose my hair! My oncologist then told me about DigniCap. He said you have to be dedicated to this for it to work. I decided then and there I was NOT going to lose my hair!
I was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer at the age of 38. I turned 39 by the time that I had my double mastectomy with reconstruction. My doctor discovered that I had the CHEK 2 Gene. After my surgery, my oncologist insisted that I undergo 4 rounds of chemotherapy of Taxotere and Cytoxan to prevent the cancer from returning. I told her that I was not going to undergo it unless I could keep my hair. She told me we could save at least 50% or more of my hair by using DigniCap.
Breast cancer runs in my family, both of my sisters have battled breast cancer, cousins, and my great grandmother. I had breast cancer in 2017 so this is my second battle. I believe I was able to accept it and move on much easier the second time around. I wanted to use DigniCap for a personal desire to maintain my dignity, who wants to lose their hair? Also, my work as a children’s teacher and adult trainer has me in the public eye every week. So that was another factor in my decision to use DigniCap.
The big question, to invest in cold capping that could potentially work, or to proudly go bald and let the world know you are a fighter. As I neared the final decision, cold capping felt like work plus stress and I was not sure I would like not being able to fix my hair. However, once I started it was not work at all. My thought was – doing this for a few months would be much better than going through 1-2 years of weird awkward phases of growing out my hair.
I would highly recommend DigniCap to those who want to keep their hair, especially if it will help while working. I really did not want to wear a wig and the nice ones are very expensive. If you have relatively good hair going into chemotherapy, definitely give it a try.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer March 2022 at 28 years old, and I wasn’t afraid to admit right away I was TERRIFIED about losing my hair. Thinking of losing all of my hair made me cry each time. I have an amazing husband & 3-year-old. My husband and I read up about DigniCap and I am SO GRATEFUL I was able to use DigniCap, it brings happy tears to my eyes.
I decided early on to try DigniCap because I did not want my 8-year-old daughter to see me going through treatments and losing my hair, I knew that would be so hard for her and me emotionally and physically. Thanks to DigniCap and the help of my husband and sweet nurses who helped me through the process of each treatment, I did not lose any of my hair.
DigniCap 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 all the steps and did DigniCap and I completed 12 weeks of Taxol – and guess what my Pink Sisters, I kept 99% of my hair!!!! Thanks to DigniCap!!!!!!!
I dreaded the hair loss as much as the treatment itself. It is a constant reminder and an obvious/outward sign of the “C” diagnosis. My 88-year-old mother as well as many others were so relieved to see me “looking normal.”
By saving my hair I was able to go to work as a Health & Physical Education teacher and do my job without my students knowing what I was going through. I was able to look at myself in the mirror and not look sick, that was the best part of saving my hair.
DigniCap allowed me to keep my struggle private, which in turn helped me to maintain my self-esteem and gave me a sense of well being.
I did it because so much had already been stripped away and I wanted control over one thing.
I thought if I could keep this one thing, it would be encouragement for me as I moved forward with my treatment .
It is well worth a try to maintain some normalcy in your life during this difficult cancer process! Take it from one who’s lost all her hair previously during chemo, DigniCap is a wonderful option!
It helped me have the confidence to not feel so insecure and depressed, giving me the positivity and strength to push through this second time around. I am forever grateful for DigniCap.
After 10 weeks, I have not lost a single hair on my head. I still have all the hats I bought sitting in their original packets. Besides the usual, normal shedding in the shower, nothing…I waited for clumps, I waited for heavy shedding. So far nothing. This was with Taxol/Carboplatin.
Audra | Colorado
Diagnosis: Breast Cancer
Chemotherapy Regimen: ACT
Total Treatments: 16
“I decided that keeping my hair was really important to me. I didn’t know how I was going to feel going through chemotherapy, and if I felt good, I wanted to look myself and feel myself. I knew that I was on a very long journey and I wanted to feel good for as long as I could.”
Every morning my husband greeted me with “Good morning….you still have all your hair.” I literally ran my hands through it each morning to make sure. My last day of chemotherapy is this coming Tuesday. I’ll miss all the time it gives one to relax. I’ll also miss the staff with their kindness and empathy, but thanks to DigniCap I will not miss my hair!!!
Keeping most of my hair was great because it wasn’t a constant reminder to myself that I was sick. Thanks, Dignitana for this wonderful option.
Cancer is shocking, things like keeping your hair may seem small when faced with the treatment ahead of you, but I soon realized that it matters, you need to feel normal! I also kept working full time thru my whole treatment, so hair on my head seemed like a good thing to have.
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