Who better to create a product for cancer patients who have undergone chemotherapy than a cancer survivor?
That’s what a young cancer victim from Tamaulipas has done in creating an oncological shampoo that promotes hair growth in chemotherapy patients.
Perla del Rocío González Saavedra, 21, was diagnosed with leukemia four years ago as she was concluding her preparatory school studies.
“I had a very bad time in chemotherapy during the initial stages of my ailment. My jaw was dislocated, I lost 10 kilograms . . . and my hair started to fall out,” remembered the nutrition and food sciences undergraduate.
At the time her physicians recommended she stop using toiletries containing chemicals, such as most body lotions, shampoos and soaps.
“I started looking for natural things that could help me for the duration of my treatment, but what I found was either really expensive or only available in other countries. It was then I decided to do more research,” said González.
“My mother …
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