Help daughter to cope with mom's hair loss?

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Question from kheyala1: How can I help my daughter cope with hair loss from chemo?
Answers - Marisa Weiss, M.D. Hair loss is temporary, but terrible. Go with her to a special hair salon that understands the best way to help a woman deal with this problem. Identify a number of different solutions, including a wig, a nice hat, a soft turban, or just going bald. Listen to what your daughter is telling you, and try to support her choices. Just your being there means so much. And, have fun talking about new hairdos she might experiment with once her hair grows back in.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Easing Breast Cancer Fears featured Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about managing emotional effects of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in June 2000.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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