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Camillus woman uses special cap to prevent hair loss during chemo

A cancer diagnosis can be devastating. The treatments can be rigorous and life-altering. Now, a device is giving patients new hope that cancer will not take more of them, including their hair.

“That diagnosis is life-changing. It just changes the way you look at things. It changes your perspective,” said Liz Formoza. “And I think things that used to bother me before or maybe I would get upset over before, aren’t that big of a deal.”

From the time she was a kid, Liz Formoza, of Camillus, always knew she wanted to be a mother. Those dreams came true with the birth of her four children whose pictures cover the wall of her family home. But life threw her a curveball in 2011 when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer at the age of 36.

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