Hi don't k ow if this the right bit but I'll try I have breast cancer and start my cemo on wed can anyone tell me how I go about getting a wig 

  • Hi Ladk,

    Thank you for your post today, I’m Eliza from the Community team. Firstly I’d just like to wish you a warm welcome to the Online Community.

    Macmillan has lots of online information around wigs which you might find helpful. This includes information on how to get one, and around getting a free or subsidised wig through the NHS is this is something you are interested in looking into.

    Our advisors and professionals on the Support Line might also be able to help you further if you’d like to talk to someone. You can talk to our Support Line around finding a wig, your upcoming treatment or just how you’re feeling at the moment. You can contact the Support Line over emaillive webchat or by calling 0808 808 00 00 7 days a week between 8am-8pm.

    In case they might be helpful, Look Good Feel Better are a UK charity which specialise in providing online workshops and advice for people affected by cancer around skincare, hair loss, wig advice and more.

    From your post today, it sounds like you might have wanted to talk to other members? You might like to reach out in our “Breast cancer” group.  To join this group, click on the link and then click “Join” under “Group tools”. You can then click “+New” (‘+’ on some devices) to write a new post in the group. Here in the Community team, we see every day how much it can help to talk to others who can understand how you feel.

    I hope this helps, and that the Online Community will be a helpful source of support during your upcoming treatment. If you have any further questions or if there’s anything else we can help with, please either respond to this post, or email us at community@macmillan.org.uk.

    Best wishes,

    Macmillan Community Team