Cancer, wigs, and hats

Photo by Paris Lopez on Unsplash

The first time I had cancer, I lost my hair to chemo. I didn’t get a wig, but I did get a pretty hat. It was cute and protected my head. It also made me feel feminine.

One of the things that can hit women hard when they have cancer is feeling like they’ve lost essential parts of being a woman — losing your breast for…

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Shefali O'Hara

Shefali O'Hara

Cancer survivor, writer, engineer. BSEE from MIT, MSEE, and MA in history. Love nature, animals, books, art, and interesting discussions.