Health & Fitness Victoria Derbyshire says losing her hair during cancer left her feeling 'powerless'

12:36  12 september  2017
12:36  12 september  2017 Source:   Hello!

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  Woman With Alopecia Shares Inspiring Post About Feeling Beautiful Again A woman with alopecia has revealed she’s finally learned to love her look after struggling with the hair loss condition since childhood. As Shelly Lauzon grew older, she went from losing a few clumps of hair (which mainly grew back) to most of the hair on her head, legs, arms and armpits.

Back to story September 11, 2017 - 11:35 BST by Ainhoa Barcelona Victoria Derbyshire has opened up about the effects of her cancer battle, saying that losing her hair made her feel " powerless ".

Victoria Derbyshire says losing her hair during cancer left her feeling ' powerless '. September 11, 2017 - 11:35 BST by Ainhoa Barcelona Victoria Derbyshire has opened up about the effects of her cancer battle, saying that losing her hair made her feel " powerless ".

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Victoria Derbyshire has opened up about the effects of her cancer battle, saying that she felt "powerless" after losing her hair. By the end of her treatment, the BBC journalist was left with a bald head and tufts of hair on the side, but she chose not to cut if off. "It was grotesque and I had no control over it," Victoria told The Times. "I understand that it's supposed to be empowering, but I couldn't do it. I felt better having a bit of hair, even though it was gross."

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She admitted that losing her hair was far worse than her breasts, because "you don't look like you". Victoria, 48, said: "I did like my breasts, for what it's worth, but in the great scheme of things it's no big deal. I just thought – let's just do it, let's get on with it. I don't care. It's gone." The mother-of-two had reconstructive surgery after her mastectomy. Thankfully after six sessions of chemotherapy and 30 sessions of radiotherapy, Victoria has been given the all-clear from doctors, although they warn there is an 11 per cent chance of the cancer recurring.

Woman With Alopecia Shares Inspiring Post About Feeling Beautiful Again

  Woman With Alopecia Shares Inspiring Post About Feeling Beautiful Again A woman with alopecia has revealed she’s finally learned to love her look after struggling with the hair loss condition since childhood. As Shelly Lauzon grew older, she went from losing a few clumps of hair (which mainly grew back) to most of the hair on her head, legs, arms and armpits.

TV broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire , 46, said that loosing her hair made her feel ' powerless ' and although she 'liked her breasts' a mastectomy was 'no big deal in the great scheme of things.' The journalist, who shared a candid view into her life with breast cancer through an intimate

TV broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire , 46, said that loosing her hair made her feel ' powerless ' and although she 'liked her breasts' a mastectomy was 'no big deal in the great scheme of things.'. The journalist, who shared a candid view into her life with breast cancer through an intimate

The broadcaster was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. She documented her health battle in a series of videos, some of which went viral and were some of the most viewed on the BBC's website. Later this month, Victoria will publish a book based on her video diary, entitled Dear Cancer, Love Victoria.

Previously speaking about her hair loss in one video clip, Victoria said: "I have to say losing my hair was the worst bit about cancer treatment for me, more so than having a mastectomy. Don't judge me for that, it's just the way I felt." Removing her wig, Victoria went on to say: "I'm grateful for this wig because it helped me get on with things, go to work, live my life normally without worrying. But it is time for it to go."

TV host Victoria Derbyshire learned she had breast cancer on Google .
TV host Victoria Derbyshire learned she had breast cancer on GoogleTwo months later, she was being wheeled into surgery for a mastectomy.

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