A Head of Our Time is a worldwide organization of people–mainly women treated for breast cancer–who have been left permanently disfigured by chemotherapy. Together, we share emotional support, compare medical research, and educate our health care providers about this little-known side effect.
Two heads are certainly better than one when it comes to coping with enduring chemotherapy-induced hair loss. Some of us are working with a dermatologist to find a cure for our disfigurement. Some are working to ensure that patients and their oncologists are fully informed of the potential side effects of Taxotere. Some want to find ways to live as a bald woman in a world that values hair as a defining part of beauty.
Whatever your concerns, there is strength in knowing… and strength in numbers.
We invite you to read some of the “Personal Hair stories” and add one of your own. We’d like to hear from you.