I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 37. In hopes to avoid chemotherapy and losing my hair, I opted for a double mastectomy. Unfortunately, with the location of the tumor, I awoke from surgery only to hear that the doctors still wanted me to have chemo anyway.
My oncologist wanted me to do 4 rounds (1 every two weeks) of AC; adriamyacin and cyclostphamide. Everyone I ran in to (doctors, nurses, etc) were so set on telling me “you will lose your hair”, I was devastated and frustrated that it had to be like this and with everything I had in me, I told them I had chosen to keep my hair. “It’s my hair, and I’m going to keep it”!
Through research and several phone calls I was blessed to have the opportunity to try Arctic Cold Caps and started them with my first chemo treatment. I actually had forgotten to tell my oncologist I was using the cold caps so when I went in after my very last treatment, she sat studying me and finally said “I can’t even tell you’re wearing a wig”. I told her, it’s not a wig, this is my hair! Needless to say, her mouth just about dropped to the floor and then she said “you are the only adriamyacin chemo patient to not lose their hair”! Wow! That’s all I can say!
Between God, the Arctic Cold Cap system, and my cold cap pit crew, WE DID IT! We showed everyone, you don’t have to look like a chemo patient!