Posts Tagged ‘Maryland’

4 Ways to Support Someone Experiencing Hair Loss

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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Learn how you can become a support system for a loved one.

Hair loss can be a distressing and traumatic time for the person experiencing it. Whether her hair loss is as a result of breast cancer treatments or a mental disorder, she needs an empathetic shoulder to lean on through hard times. Here are four ways you can support your loved one as she battles her hair loss. (more…)

4 Warning Signs of “Invisible Baldness”

Friday, March 31st, 2017
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If your ponytail feels thinner, you could be experiencing invisible baldness.

A healthy scalp contains about 100,000 hairs, and according to recent research, you can lose up to 50,000 of them without even noticing. Invisible baldness is essentially the thinning hair that goes unnoticed until half of it has fallen out. It may be difficult to detect baldness until it’s very noticeable — so how can you find out if you’re experiencing hair loss? Here are 4 signs that you may be at risk: (more…)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness

The month of October has grown to be known as breast cancer awareness month. During October, several organizations, including the National Breast Cancer Foundation, work towards educating women about breast cancer while raising money to help research. A big focus for this year is early detection and how women can help themselves when detecting breast cancer.

Current statistics show that at least one out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. While that number may seem hopeless, statistics also show that early detection has a five year survival rate of 98%, meaning that women need to take charge of their health and work towards early detection. Some steps women can take when working towards early detection include:

  1. Creating an early detection plan.
  2. Conducting a breast exam yourself.
  3. Visiting your doctor regularly for a breast exam.
  4. Having an annual mammogram conducted.

While these steps are helpful in detecting breast cancer in its early stages, women must also know what signs and symptoms to be aware of. These include:

  1. Change in the size and shape of breasts.
  2. Change in the texture of breasts.
  3. Clear or bloody nipple discharge.
  4. Nipple sensitivity.
  5. Thickening around the breast, specifically near the armpit.

If you experience any of the above symptoms, the next step is to not panic. Call your doctor to explain your symptoms. Experiencing a symptom does not mean you have cancer, but precautions should always be taken.

During breast cancer awareness month, patients are encouraged to be confident in their road to treatment and recovery. Many women feel ashamed in their appearance while fighting breast cancer, whether it is through the loss of hair or the loss of a breast. At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we understand what women are going through when suffering from breast cancer. We offer custom human hair wigs along with ready to wear synthetic wigs. If you hair loss isn’t severe, we also offer toppers and partial pieces. Let us help you regain control of your life and fight the disease. When you walk through our doors for your initial consultation, you will never feel ashamed or embarrassed. Owner Bonnie Grauer is a 9 year breast cancer survivor, who sympathizes and relates with every woman who walks through her doors.

To schedule an initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can also visit us in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County.

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To learn more about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation page here.