Extensions of Yourself
"I often provide hair extensions to women who have successfully undergone chemotherapy and are now trying to get their lives back," Melissa elaborates. "Many share the difficulties they've had. I know that it can seem overwhelming without a strong support system and a return to feeling good about yourself. I saw my grandmother struggle unsuccessfully with cancer, and know first-hand how it affects the entire family, too. It's one of the reasons that I enjoy helping women who have fought the battle of breast cancer. It is very important to me."
Indeed, a woman typically has to worry about her work, her home, her husband and her children, and forcibly take a look at the "what-if-things-don't-work-out-quite-right". It's something we all dread, and the stresses it can cause can significantly worsen an already difficult situation.
Thankfully, there are now venues for all types of support and help. Here are some places to go for more information, or to find help for someone in need:
American Cancer Society - Breast Cancer Facts
Cancer Treatment Centers of America - Breast Cancer Info
Mayo Clinic - Breast Cancer in Men
MedicineNet.com - Breast Cancer Symptoms, Signs, Stages, Prevention, Detection, Facts, Treatment
NBCAM.org - National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Foundation - Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Pink For October - Raising Awareness For Breast Cancer
Pink Ribbon - International Breast Cancer Awareness & Funding
Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Breast Cancer Awareness, Info & Resources
WebMD - Breast Cancer Facts