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I'm due to start chemo next week. I would like to get a couple of wigs. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to get a good wig?

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anonymous

Stage 1 Patient over 7 years
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  • Jennifer Jones Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    I brought my daughter and daughter-in-law with me to a wig store. We made a party of it and all of us tried on wigs. They helped me decide on the on that looked the most natural. It seems to have worked because a lot of people kept asking when I was going to lose my hair. I wore it when I went out and it took a few weeks for me to feel really comfortable in it. Don't buy on line. You really need to try them on. I also brought my daughter and daughter-in-law when I had my hair shaved off. It helps to have friends and family to laugh and help you stay on the light side of it all. A good dinner and a few glasses of wine also helped. LOL. Good luck-- keep smiling and stay positive!
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  • Isabel Souchet Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2010
    I got mine online at fekewigs.com, was very reasonable and looked totally like my hair....
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Check with your insurance. They paid for mine. I had to get a script from my onc. Check with your onc office or wherever you are going to get your chemo they will have local referrals. I only wore my wig two times. I hated it. So becareful about spending to much money before you see if you can stand wearing a wig. Ball caps and scarves were much more comfortable for me.
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2010
    The oncology department hooked me up with the American Cancer Society's "Look Good Feel Better" program where they had for free gently used(and cleaned) wigs, scarves, hats. They showed us how to tie scarves. They also did a great job teaching me to use make up so that when I lost eyebrows and eyelashes, I didn't look so hairless. They also let us take home all the make-up. It is a great program!!
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  • nicola thomas Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    I have one here in the uk. It looks good not sure if I going to wear it.my chemo is starting the week after. Good luck let us know how it went
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  • liz ellis Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    Thanks everyone. I have an appointment today at a wig boutique next to my onc office. I did call my insurance company and they will cover the cost. Today is chemo treatment #2. Last week went ok. Im getting taxol and herceptin.
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  • Traciann brundage Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I got a free one from the American cancer society . It's beautiful . The also gave me a scarf and nice hat no questions asked . They are amazing
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