NAME Tracey Scone Wig Library
CANCER TYPE General
INSTITUTION Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation
STATE New South Wales
GRANT TYPE Other
PROJECT TYPE Support
‘Tracey Scone Wig Library’ which offers a free wig library, new wigs and fitting service to any cancer or bone marrow transplant patient suffering hair loss due to radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
[excerpt from arrow.org.au]
"Hair loss can be one of the most emotionally distressing side effects of chemotherapy, a treatment that affects all cells in the body including hair follicle cells. Like cancer cells, hair follicle cells multiply quickly and chemotherapy drugs have difficulty discerning the difference. Patients experiencing hair loss through chemotherapy, can borrow a wig from Arrow's Tracey Scone Wig Library. This patient support service is available for all cancer patients from any hospital and is completely free of charge."