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Wigs: types, care, costs, and more… Women who are faced with hair loss from chemotherapy or radiation treatment often choose at least one wig and then alternate wearing the wig(s) with hats and scarves. Remember, your hair will grow back, although it’s thickness, texture, and color may not be the same as it was before treatment… learn more at the American Cancer Society.
If you’re facing hair loss or thinning hair because your treatment for breast cancer includes chemotherapy, whole brain radiation, or tamoxifen, you may be curious about trying out a wig. Many women find that wearing a wig gives them a sense of normalcy and consistency during cancer treatment. A wig can also provide some privacy in that it may prevent people from asking questions about your appearance and diagnosis. They can also protect your scalp from the sun and from cold air… read more at breastcancer.org.
Choosing the right wig can be a difficult decision. If you choose to wear a wig, the best one for you will appear natural-looking, feel comfortable and fits well, and fit your budget. Learn more about hair loss and choosing a wig from Dana-Farber's Friends' Place.
Donating your hair is a much more personal gift than sending a check. You're sending a piece of yourself to a kid or adult who has a disease that's caused them to lose their hair. But where does your hair go once it's cut off your head? Who gets the wigs? Who makes the wigs? Where do they make them? How many people can it help? Which organization is best? Find out more from seasoned donation veteran Rebecca Harrington.