- NHL Treatment
- Hodgkin's Treatment
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- Monoclonal Antibodies
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy for lymphoma can cause hair loss (called alopecia by doctors). For many people this is a scary thought; losing one's hair emphasizes feelings of fragility and signals to others that you have cancer. The use of wigs and hairpieces can help cancer patients cope with hair loss and preserve a feeling of dignity and respect.
You may also consider head scarves, a fashionable, comfortable option for those who are uncomfortable with wigs. See this page for more about head scarves
Though they are often stigmatized, a properly worn wig or hairpiece can be a very natural looking way to deal with losing one's hair during chemotherapy. However, a comfortable, natural-looking wig can be difficult to find.
When you are shopping for wigs or hairpieces, make sure to choose a vendor who will take the time to walk you through all of your options. Important considerations include: