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Study highlights the emotional toll of losing hair during breast cancer

June 30th, 2016

According to a recent study by The University of Nottingham and published in Cancer Nursing, hair loss among breast cancer patients takes a serious emotional toll. Doctor Diane Trusson interviewed 24 women about their experiences of being treated for breast cancer. She found that women who received chemotherapy as part of their treatment described hair loss as even more traumatic… read more »

Taxotere manufacturer accused of hiding drug’s hair loss side effect

May 1st, 2016

A Taxotere lawsuit filed in California accuses the drug’s manufacturer Sanofi-Aventis of hiding the product’s hair loss side effect. The lawsuit claims Sanofi-Aventis knew that Taxotere had an increased risk of causing permanent alopecia compared to alternatives but did not disclose the information to doctors and patients. read more »

Wyoming wig shop helps hair loss patients feel normal

April 13th, 2016

A Wyoming wig shop has been helping women who lose their hair due to breast cancer treatments. Carol McCrary operates the wig shop specifically with hair loss victims in mind, and her generosity and expertise is making a difference to women who are undergoing the emotional and psychological ramifications of cancer hair loss. read more »

Company launches generic Taxotere

March 31st, 2016

Pharmaceutical company Teva has announced a generic brand of Taxotere, a widely used breast cancer chemotherapy drug. Teva’s product, called Docetaxel Injection (docetaxel is the generic name of Taxotere), is identical to French company Sanofi-Aventis’ brand name drug. read more »

Permanent Taxotere hair loss first studied in 2007

March 14th, 2016

Permanent hair loss associated with breast cancer chemotherapy drugs was first observed in 2007, in a study posted in the Oxford Journal Annals of Oncology. The preliminary study  was first submitted in 2011 and involved 20 Caucasian females whose treatment included docetaxel, the generic version of Taxotere. read more »

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