Men lose their hair and its considered business as usual, a part of life. But when women lose their hair, they’re embarrassed and often also lose their self-confidence and sense of femininity. A quality wig and compassionate service can go a low way towards alleviating the fear and stress cancer patients face on the road ahead. A hairpiece is a large and often unforeseen expense that can cause a great deal of anxiety. While it’s important to be well-informed in order to avoid spending too much or purchasing the wrong type of wig, this often (and justifiably) takes a back seat to researching and formulating a recovery plan from an illness. Therefore, it is helpful to have a concise guide to make shopping for a hairpiece a smoother experience, allowing the patient to focus her energy on getting well.
Your First Step:
Talk to Your Doctor
Not all treatments cause hair loss. Talking to your doctor and forming a treatment plan is your first step. If your doctor feels that hair loss is probable, get a prescription for a cranial prosthesis. Some insurance companies cover at least a portion, if not the total cost, of a hairpiece. Talk to your insurance company to get a clear idea of what you might encounter.