Going bald during chemo difficult for patients

12/10/2009 | NYTimes.com

Oncology nurse Theresa Brown writes in her New York Times blog about her first experiences shaving the heads of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. She says nurses are "so used to our hairless patients that we accept it as normal," but the experience helped her realize "for the first time how difficult it can be to lose your hair as a byproduct of saving your own life."

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