The sentence “You have cancer” is typically intently adopted by “You’re likely to eliminate your hair.” That is the way it was for me when I was identified with stage 3 ovarian most cancers in early October 2018. I selected to go bald, but the decision of how to deal with hair reduction from chemo is very particular, and how I went about it was just one particular of several selections.

Gals may well also select to have on hats, turbans, headscarves, or wigs, which could be sensible searching or entertaining and whimsical. There is even a lesser-regarded solution — cold cap remedy, also referred to as chilly capping or scalp cooling — that can limit hair loss from chemo.

Here’s how a few girls with a range of diagnoses chose to cope with the prospect of losing their hair to chemo.

Ashadee Miller, 38

Columbus, Ohio