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    Kellie Pickler Shaves Her Head in Support of Cancer-Fighting Friend

    09/05/2012 at 10:45 AM ET


    Courtesy Russ Harrington

    Now this is friendship. Kellie Pickler appeared in a video clip on Good Morning America Wednesday sporting a very different look: a totally shaved head.

    The country starlet buzzed off her blonde locks on Tuesday in support of her best friend, Summer Holt Miller, 36, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in June and is starting chemotherapy treatments on Thursday.

    “Cancer does not discriminate,” Pickler said in a release. Added Miller, “If this compels even one person to change their mentality toward waiting until the age of 40 for their mammogram, then it will be worth it.”

    Miller — who has a family history of breast cancer — has always been vigilant about self-exams, and asked her doctor for a mammogram when she felt something might be wrong. After doctors did find a tumor, the mother of two underwent a double mastectomy, and was declared cancer-free in August (her chemotherapy treatments will help ensure the cancer doesn’t come back).

    Pickler called Tuesday a “life-changing day,” and Miller made the reasons for shaving her head clear on her Caring Bridge website. “I was told that it was mentally much easier to do it this way than to wake up with my hair on my pillow,” she wrote. “I’m really not that apprehensive about shaving my head. It is hair and it will grow back.” Catch a behind-the-scenes clip of the women shaving their heads on Tuesday here. What do you think of Pickler’s move? And leave your well-wishes for Miller in the comments below!

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    They both look good, it suits them. That was a sweet thing for her to do. Good luck to her friend.

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    My friend and I always said if one of us had to go through that, we would both shave our heads. Friends are the best
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    She looks pretty. I know shes a dim bulb but she seems like such a sweetheart.
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    I think it's an improvement...

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    ^^^ Me too. Good on her!
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    It's very conscious raising & very supportive.


    However, don't they have the caps that they have over here? My friend who had treatment wore some sort of cap which protected her from hairloss.

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    ^ It doesn't work for everyone and isn't suitable in some cases depending on the treatment you're having.
    Scalp cooling - Cancer Information - Macmillan Cancer Support

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    They both look lovely. That's an awesome friend right there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarzy View Post
    ^ It doesn't work for everyone and isn't suitable in some cases depending on the treatment you're having.
    Scalp cooling - Cancer Information - Macmillan Cancer Support
    No offense, and maybe I'm dense. But scalp cooling doesn't seem the same as shaving ones head? I read most of the page you linked and I still don't get the relevance to this?

    Shavings ones head to minimize the trauma of losing hair due to chemo isn't the same as scalp cooling.

    Maybe I missed something. Just curious about the link you posted.

    At any rate: sweet of Kellie to shave her head. My hair grows so slowly, I'd be really bummed to lose my hair to chemo. She's a sweet gal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali View Post
    No offense, and maybe I'm dense. But scalp cooling doesn't seem the same as shaving ones head? I read most of the page you linked and I still don't get the relevance to this?

    Shavings ones head to minimize the trauma of losing hair due to chemo isn't the same as scalp cooling.

    Maybe I missed something. Just curious about the link you posted.
    ? I was answering Novice's question about cooling caps, saying even if they do use them in the US they're not suitable for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarzy View Post
    ? I was answering Novice's question about cooling caps, saying they're not for everyone.
    Oh! I missed that. I thought you were saying she shaved her head as some similar thing to cooling caps. Sorry!! Really, sorry, wasn't trying to be a biotch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali View Post
    Oh! I missed that. I thought you were saying she shaved her head as some similar thing to cooling caps. Sorry!! Really, sorry, wasn't trying to be a biotch.
    Ha, that's ok!

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    Novice, that's what I thought. Conscious raising with all her followers on Twitter. Love celebs who are more than superficial.

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    that's a very sweet thing to do. (and they both look great!)
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