One of the most noticeable side effects of some chemotherapy is hair loss. Many people who have had chemotherapy or radiation therapy that causes hair loss look for ways to cope with this temporary challenge. Hair normally grows back after treatments are complete.
Please note that in order for your insurance company to cover the cost of a wig, make sure that your doctor writes an order for the following: “Full cranial prosthesis for alopecia secondary to chemotherapy” or “radiation to the head,” whichever is appropriate.
There are a number of places to contact for help.
Magical Touch Salons
VCU Massey Cancer Center’s Magical Touch Salons offer free, private consultation for head-wear and also provide free hats, scarves and wigs. For an appointment at our flagship location on the MCV Campus downtown or at our Stony Point location, please call (804) 827-1043.
American Cancer Society
Provides free wigs and individual styling of wigs for people with cancer.
4240 Park Place Court
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
Toll-free: (800) 227-2345