When you lose your hair, you tell the world you have breast cancer. With the "Beautiful You" program, you decide who to tell and when to tell them.
In conjunction with Patricia Monte, owner of The Grand Salon and Spa in Buckingham PA, we have developed a program for our patients to help them to deal with the loss of their hair from potentially lifesaving chemotherapy.
Patricia is the Healing Consciousness Foundation 2010 "Vision of Healing" Award recipient. During her own chemotherapy treatment in 2007, she became an advocate for other women experiencing the loss of what all women covet as a part of their femininity.
The goal of chemotherapy is to kill rapidly dividing cells, such as cancer cells. Unfortunately, your body hair falls into the category of rapidly dividing cells; therefore the loss of your hair is simply a sign that the chemotherapy is working.
We are fortunate to have one of our breast cancer THRIVERS available in Bucks county to help you in this process. The Grand Salon and Spa in Buckingham is worth the drive and Patty will be there to guide you along the way. She too has walked the path of hair loss and skin changes and has created an environment in her salon that is warm, welcoming and nurturing for women on their cancer journey.
Our Women's Center in Southampton will soon have our own satellite Salon do make this process seamless!
45 Second Street Pike Holy Redeemer Women's HealthCare
Southampton, PA 18966
The Grand Salon and Spa The Buckingham Green Center
4920 York Road
P.O. Box 296
Holicong, PA 18928
Be prepared to lose your hair by day 14 after your first treatment. A good offense is what you need. By following these few steps you can maintain your power and take control of your treatment instead of letting your treatment take control of you.
- Accept the fact that you will lose your hair temporarily
- Plan to cut your hair short and get a wig cut to match your new short doo (The change is style just before you begin to wear you wig, will keep people guessing)
- Buy a wig that works for you
- Shave your head by day 14 or visit your hair dresser and let her/ him do it for you ( Do not delay this shave as you DO NOT want your hair to fall out in clumps and give the cancer your power)
- REMEMBER Your true beauty is from within and there is no hair loss or surgery that will take that away.