Losing one’s hair during chemotherapy can be the most feared part of a woman’s breast cancer treatment plan. Fortunately, the hair grows back (often thicker with a bit of a wave…) and a good wig can make all the difference while waiting for the regrowth. If chemotherapy has been recommended, it is a good idea to plan for the hair loss up front so that it is not so devastating when it happens. Visiting a wig salon before you begin chemotherapy so that the stylist can help you choose a wig that looks like “you” can make the ordeal much easier. Some insurance plans will cover a wig as part of the cancer treatment so it is worth checking individual policies – a good wig salon can help with this process.
A number of organizations dedicated to supporting women as they undergo treatment for breast cancer are active locally and nationally: