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With a Buzz Cut, I Can Take on Anything

March 24, 2009

Issues of hair and appearance are often uppermost in the minds of cancer patients. The challenge with cancer is to find a new sense of self, said Dr. Robert Klitzman, an associate professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, because the narrative of yourself has been disrupted. Dr. Klitzman, who has explored issues of serious illness and appearance in several books, most recently When Doctors Become Patients, added,

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