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Hats can be a safe, comfortable and attractive alternative to wigs and scarves if you have lost your hair due to chemotherapy or other cancer treatment. But choosing the right hat can be daunting. Here are some tips to help.
Some people believe that wearing a hat every day may cause hair loss. There is no study that has shown this to be true in cancer patients who have thinning of their hair due to cancer treatments.
Losing your hair and getting chemo is not pleasant, no matter how you look at it. But hats can add a bit of fun and glamour. You might even find yourself reaching for a hat long after your hair has grown back.
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