My Hair Journey Through Cancer

Navigating how to feel with the possibility of hair loss caused by blood cancer treatment can be quite traumatizing at your initial diagnosis. Our hair is such a big part of how we define ourselves. It’s essentially our image. The hair on our heads and the eyebrows on our face give us “the perfect frame”. But when it comes to a cancer diagnosis, the most important thing is to HEAL. Allow time heal through the treatment and take whatever side effects that come because, in the end, the side effects are often temporary. In this week’s video, I share my entire hair journey up until just about two and half years post-chemo. I hope this inspires you and gives you hope that your hair will come back and that it’s all (probably!) temporary!

Did you lose your hair during treatment? How did you feel about it? Share with me in the comments below!

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  • Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo moderator
    2 weeks ago

    Love how you adjusted to your hair growth journey with your creativity… now look at you it’s nice and long 🙂

  • Racheli Alkobey moderator author
    2 weeks ago

    Thank you! I’m loving it!

  • Daniel Malito moderator
    1 month ago

    Racheli I miss my hairs so much. I’m like trying everything to get them to come back and visit me for a hairy reunion, at least for a little while, but the attendance is poor, at best. I’m hoping once I finish the last cycle they will head on back for the summer season. If not I guess I will invest in some fashionable hats. DPM

  • Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo moderator
    2 weeks ago

    This post so interesting. I, fortunately, didn’t have any issues with hair lost- mine actually grew longer with my meds. I was ready for the worst though.

  • Racheli Alkobey moderator author
    2 weeks ago

    I love the hat in your profile pic! Have you tried any products to try and give your hair some extra help to reunite?

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