At Van Scoy Hair Clinics, we serve many women battling breast cancer and although each individual’s struggle is different, during our private consultation session we may share some of the common threads of hair loss from our experience of being in this business for over 20 years. There is so much information floating around about breast cancer, but isn’t there always some new little tidbit to learn, no matter how much you thought you already knew? For instance, one study suggests that lonely women are at higher risk of having breast cancer than women that gather often with friends. And the genetic link to breast cancer can as easily come from your father’s side of the family as your mother’s side.
A breast cancer diagnosis is a life-changing moment with many things to consider, from treatments to support. One of the challenges faced by most women is how to tell their family and friends. In particular, the hair loss from cancer can be a difficult topic to discuss, especially with children. Choose the Moment When you get a breast cancer diagnosis, you'll need time to gather your thoughts before telling others. A good time to tell children is when you have the facts and are just about to start treatment, but do explain in good time, as children will find sudden changes frightening. It is important to be open and honest, as kids have a way of finding out things online and through friends. Talking about hair loss in stages is helpful so children have time to absorb the information. A good explanation around hair loss is to explain that the cancer treatment affects fast-growing cells in the breast, and since hair cells grow quickly, they are also affected. Explaining that the chemotherapy is strong medicine and will help make you better is another positive message to children. Share the Experience Losing hair is traumatic for children to see. Even preschoolers will notice something is wrong. Explain that your hair will most likely fall out around one to two weeks after starting the treatment for breast cancer. Don't forget to explain that after the treatment, your hair will grow back. Kids also need time to think things through, so be open and encourage questioning with prompts such as, "Have you been thinking about my breast cancer? Do you want to ask questions about it?" Get Them Involved By getting your children involved in decisions, you will [...]
Chemotherapy & Breast Cancer Wigs October is a special month to many. So many people see it as the first full month of fall (the BEST season ever). Others love the Halloween spirit and joy that it comes with. We think everyone can appreciate the month of fall for everything it stands for, as it is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Organizations like the NFL are proud supporters of finding a cure for breast cancer, along with many other professional sports franchises. We just wanted to take a moment to share our support for finding a cure, and that we know first hand the toll cancer can take on an individual. At Van Scoy Hair Clinics, we work with many cancer patients day in and day out helping them find the perfect look. As we all know, chemotherapy is an aggressive treatment that has a few side effects. One of which being hair loss. With everything that is happening in our client’s life, we don’t want them to have to worry about their hair as well. So we take our 100% natural human hair wigs and customize them to fit whomever is in need. We style them to exactly what each client would like, and after we are done, all they have to worry about is being the person they’ve always been, while focusing on getting better. Here at Van Scoy Hair Clinics, privacy and security are our priority. Many of our clients want to be discrete about their hair loss and chemo, so they come to us even before the hair loss begins. We can closely match up what your natural hair looks like, and our custom chemotherapy wigs. So if that’s you today, or you [...]