Why Wig Out?

Why WIG OUT?

       Did you know that…  

                      

  • It’s scary, inevitable and falls out very quickly.

  • To date, there’s no approved, effective pharmacologic option to prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss.

  • Most cancer patients start shedding their hair anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks after starting chemotherapy.

  • 47% of female cancer patients say hair loss is the most traumatic part of chemo, as hard as adjusting to their cancer diagnosis. According to many studies and 8% turn down treatment because they’re afraid of losing their hair.

  • It makes socializing hard.

  • Patients say hair loss has made them not want to see family or friends, leave the house or go to work.

  • Chemo doesn’t just affect the hair on your head. Cancer patients also lose their eyebrows and eyelashes during treatments. 

  • Six months after chemo, 86% of women had problems with their hair, 33% were worried about it and 28% said hair problems made it hard to function, according to a recent study.