posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 10:36 AM
I wish your aunt and and her family the best of luck through this treatment.
As for the hair loss, it's unavoidable unfortunately. There are some kinds of treatment which can slow the rate of hair loss, but not negate it
entirely, but your aunt's doctor has probably already decided the best course of treatment for her.
It's an emotionally traumatic event, but only because society says so. As you said yourself, hair loss in men is accepted while women have to hide it
and cover it up. My advice would be to help your aunt own her scalp. Why should she buy a wig? She can wear a bandana or a hat outside if it's cold.
Her baldness is a symbol to her and the rest of the world that she is fighting cancer and winning.
If she's ashamed of something, it will hurt her. Your job is to make her feel comfortable no matter what, being bald doesn't change her as a person,
so why should she put on a wig every day to face the world?
edit on 11-12-2012 by Dispo because: (no reason given)