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The first thing many people ask when they have been told they need chemotherapy is

"Will I lose my hair?"

Our hair can be very important to our appearance and identity and can also be a way that we express our personality. Many people find losing their hair upsetting and this could make you feel uncomfortable socialising and you may worry about how it will affect the relationships you have with your friends and family.

Your doctor or specialist nurse will tell you if your chemotherapy is likely to cause hair loss as not all chemotherapy treatments result in you losing your hair.

Every Friday at our Macmillan Information and Support Centre at Queens Medical Centre, TrendCo Nottingham holds a Hair Loss Clinic. Trendco provide wigs and headpieces and give advice and support on scalp care. They also teach eyelash and eyebrow application.

The clinic is run by Steph Dennison, who has been working for Trendco for the past 11 years, specialising in wig care and alternative headwear.  Steph is able to offer the help and guidance you need so you can get what you want and need from your wig.

Trendco also hold a Childrens and Young Adults support and advice clinic, providing parents and young people with help and support on medical hair loss. On the last Friday of every month at the Macmillan Information and Support Centre at Queens Medical Centre, Trendco will be able to help and provide guidance on:

  • Wigs, headwear and hair loss solutions
  • Brows and lashes
  • Scalp and skincare advice
  • Information and advice on products and aftercare

If you would like more information or would like to book an appointment please call us on 0115 840 2650 or 0115 970 9933 or email us at cancerinfo@nuh.nhs.uk. You can also pop into either one of our centres and speak to someone face to face.