Friday, 24 September 2010 11:49
According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 650,000 Americans will receive chemotherapy treatments this year. Along with other unpleasant side effects, many of these patients will also face the loss of their hair. While the impact of this is felt by both men and women, women find it the most devastating effect of cancer treatment.
If you are a woman facing chemotherapy treatments, you are probably wondering what you will do once you start to lose your hair. While your oncologist might recommend shopping for a wig, many women find caps for chemo are a lot more convenient and comfortable to wear. Chemo caps are often hand-knitted, making them extremely soft and easy to wear. Even if you do choose a wig, owning a few cozy caps for chemotherapy is still a wise investment.
In addition to a variety of caps, chemo patients often find it helps to have other head coverings on hand, such as turbans and wigs, but many end up wearing a chemo cap most of the time. Losing your hair due to chemotherapy can do more than change the way you look. Most cancer patients find they lose a lot of body heat through their head, so it helps to have a few chemo caps to wear at home. There are also special chemotherapy caps that women wear when they are sleeping.
After spending some time browsing the Internet for “caps for chemo patients” you will find there are several different styles available in various price ranges. Here are a few of the most popular caps for chemo patients.
The Charisma Cap from Betmar is a warm wool blend skull cap that has an angora edge and an utterly feminine look.
The Metallic Meteor gives the chemo cap a dressed-up look by using metallic pom-pom yarn, as well as 47% lambswool and 23% nylon yarn for added comfort.
The Chemo Cheery Cap is made with brilliantly colored eyelash yarn, which adds bursts of texture to the traditional skull cap shape.
All three of these comfortable caps for chemo are available at Chemosavvy.com, a reasonably priced e-commerce site that specializes in headwear and wigs for chemotherapy patients.