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“Women have 2 questions when they find out they have cancer,” says Carly Klein. “The first is, ‘Am I going to live?’ The second is, “Will I lose my hair?’”
Klein is Founder of National Hair Loss, an organization dedicated to helping cancer patients look and feel their best following the physical and emotional strain of cancer treatment. Klein has a decade of experience in treating alopecia, or hair loss, and has spent the past 6 years working with patients recovering from chemotherapy. Lead by Medical Director Dr. Keith R. Durante, the organization’s approach to hair loss treatment involves pairing cancer sufferers with a team of hair loss experts to evaluate treatment options before, during, and after chemotherapy.
“Remission is when you look your worst,” says Klein. “You don’t’ want pity, you just want to look better.” By pairing patients with a team of hair loss experts, National Hair Loss develops personalized treatments designed to help each patient recover their hair, and their sense of self, as quickly as possible.
And when it comes to developing a treatment plan, Klein believes sooner is better. “We help patients in various stages of cancer treatment,” she explains. “From initial diagnosis to active treatment and remission, our team creates personalized plans for hair recovery that ultimately give patients hope during such difficult times.”
Teaming with Capillus®
At National Hair Loss, treatment regimens often involve a combination of low level laser therapy (LLLT) and clinical hair therapy products to encourage faster, thicker hair growth. Through an exclusive partnership with Capillus, National Hair Loss offers patients the Capillus272™ Pro for safe and discrete laser hair restoration at home.
“In my experience, laser hair therapy has been able to speed up the growth in some cases up to 50%, taking half the time to get your hair back,” explains Klein.1
In addition to offering patients laser therapy with Capillus272™ Pro, National Hair Loss encourages patients to use the Capillus line of safe, sulfate and paraben free clinical hair care products to nourish the scalp and promote a healthier environment for hair growth.
Breast Cancer, Hair Loss, and Finding Treatment
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, millions of men, women, and organizations team to promote awareness for breast cancer, a disease estimated to affect 1 in 12 American women. Left untreated, breast cancer can be fatal. This month, we encourage men and women to learn more about early detection, share their stories of recovery, and help raise money to fund research and a future cure.
Visit one of the following National Breast Cancer Foundation websites to create an early detection plan, learn more about breast cancer, or organize a breast cancer awareness fundraiser in your community.
1Most laser therapy devices are cleared by the USA FDA for adults suffering from androgenetic alopecia. None have been cleared specifically for chemotherapy-induced hair loss. The USFDA has not evaluated claims for the use of LLLT under the conditions stated here.