Saturday, 27 June 2015

Cancer Patients can get hairs back by hair transplant

Beyond the threat to life, cancer treatments cause emotional reactions such as feelings of loss, decreased self-esteem and depression. In addition to generating changes in the appearance of patients.

So starkly with its own history of the disease in tow and asserting other projects such as the Act contemplates mastectomy breast implants did the initiative deputy PRO Silvia Majdalani.

The central point of the bill that proposes Majdalani revolves around mandatory provision incorporated as a capillary coverage applied in patients who suffer hair loss due to cancer treatments.

The main objective of the project deputy PRO takes that one from a bill submitted by the national senator (FPV) for the province of Mendoza Maria Cristina Perceval in 2005, which got preliminary approval to achieve, but expired.

The wig as a tool

The only tool to overcome hair loss in cancer patients is a wig. To which many people have access. Hair loss is a consequence that frequently appears after chemotherapy treatments and pharmacological.

Speaking to Infobae, the national representative of the block Union PRO Silvia C. Majdalani, author of the draft capillaries sconces Act cancer, explains: "Losing hair is a heavy blow It is a psychological condition that adds to the long list. physical ailments that crossed the path of the disease. "

"I thought about the bill from having suffered cancer and because many patients do not have the economic ability to purchase a wig. It is much more than a wig, it is a way of coping with the disease, do not allow the cancer to take over our image, "reinforces Majdalani.

The image matters

The cancer diagnosis is a strong emotional impact on people receiving the news.
Asked by Infobae, the lawyer Laura Bianchi, psicooncóloga - (MN 10,092) division of gynecology and mastology the Pirovano Hospital explains how it affects the self-esteem of cancer patients hair loss: "Cancer is a disease that has a great . emotional and sociocultural impact patient, whether man, woman or child, not only with the disease but also loses its identity is not recognized in the mirror and notice a change in the eyes of their loved ones. "

Adds Bianchi. "Alopecia is one of the most feared by cancer patients side effects but is not perceived the same way by men and women women hair loss is a confrontation with the lethal nature of cancer, while that men associated with a normal and inevitable consequence of treatment. "

On cancer treatments that can cause hair loss, Dr. Diana Montoya - (. MN 88641) Argentina Society member and member of Mastology service mastology the Angel H. Roffo Institute and Hospital Universitario Austral - points out: "The treatment that causes hair loss is chemotherapy. By attacking the cancer cells, the treatment affects all body cells, including hair follicles. "

"Not all drugs used in chemotherapy regimens produce it, but the vast majority do. The doctors inform the patient if their chemotherapy is likely to cause hair loss. In producing it, is not immediate, but often start two or three weeks of starting treatment. "

Time and hope

Dr. Montoya details: "The duration of treatment with chemotherapy is variable and depends on the appropriate scheme according to the stage of the disease usually lasts four to seven months the hair starts usually recover within 2 to 3 months after.. treatment ends. "

Add Montoya: "If we refer to breast cancer, it is estimated that one in eight women will get the disease at some point in their lives, and approximately 70 to 80 percent of patients may require chemotherapy treatments that cause hair loss ".

The Bianchi psiconcóloga analyzes how affects the family, social and work life hair loss: "A good and careful physical appearance is usually translated in a good mood Addressing these care from the outset, both before the start of treatment. cancer during and after completion, and access to an aesthetic solution always involves a more positive attitude, a lower percentage of adverse effects and an encouraging position on the cure of the disease. "

First Person

Today, cancer is no longer considered a fatal disease to become a chronic condition, often curable. The challenge of specialists is not only save or prolong the lives of patients, but also rethink how the disease passes. This paradigm shift has led to considerations about the quality of life offered to patients are at the top of the therapeutic objectives, and in this sense, the emotional factors are more hierarchical.

Having passed the disease he served the Majdalani deputy to connect with the subject and observe the needs experienced by cancer patients who are not being covered, especially in the case of women.

Majdalani recalls.. "I found out he had cancer by phone first thing I thought when I heard the diagnosis was what would be the future of my three children I was alone in my office, I lit a cigarette, smoked slowly while organizing my thoughts and looked at the picture of my family who was above the desk. From that moment, I got the ring. Just stop work ten days, I did well on with my life. I felt that was the way to not allow the monster enlarge ".

"Together with the doctors analyze the different treatments and decided not to undergo chemotherapy, so I never lost my hair. But my body underwent many changes and faced severe pain. Even today, despite the passing years, some persist but I celebrate every day, because I beat cancer. "

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