Tuesday, 3 Oct 2023

Wig room at Kelowna cancer lodge helping patients deal with hair loss

When Cathy Inskip lost her hair following chemotherapy, she was upset.

“For me, it was very traumatic,” an emotional Inskip told Global News. “I know I obsessed about it.”

Last June, the 66-year-old Kamloops woman was diagnosed with an aggressive and rare form of lymphoma.

She began chemotherapy and said the hair loss was almost immediate.

“For a woman, it’s very scary,” she said. “You go through your hair, your hands were just covered in hair . . . it’s shocking.”

Inskip is now undergoing radiation in Kelowna and is staying at the Southern Interior Rotary Lodge.

One of the programs offered at the lodge, which is operated by the Canadian Cancer Society, is a wig room, where patients can get fitted for a wig.

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