A Male Patient – HairToStay Subsidy Recipient

As a man, I struggled with the idea that I was being vain, too preoccupied with how I looked rather than focusing on getting better. Then I realized, it was as much about appearance as it was control.

As a man, I struggled with the idea that I was being vain, too preoccupied with how I looked rather than focusing on getting better. Then I realized, it was as much about appearance as it was control. I had no control over my diagnosis, no control over my treatment. But I did have control over how I looked and felt. My wife suggested I would feel better if the face I saw in the mirror every morning was my face. And she was right. With a young child and professional career, I wasn’t interested in becoming the subject of whispers and pity. Losing your hair is like sending a signal flare to the world that you have cancer. I wanted to deal with my illness my way, telling who I chose, when I chose, if at all.

CCC was a huge difference maker in this equation. Getting all the supplies from one place reduced the anxiety and increased my confidence that I COULD do this. The staff was supportive and felt as invested in my success as I did. I would recommend their program without hesitation to anyone who could benefit.I kept my hair, my dignity, and my life. Chemo Cold Caps helped make that possible.

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