Women’s Health Services Wig Salon Helps Provide Confidence for Women Undergoing Cancer Treatment
From left, Helen Pomilio, Jefferson Regional volunteer; Kacie Jankoski, American Cancer Society, and Brenda Cline, RN, MSN, coordinator/nurse navigator, Jefferson Regional Medical Center Comprehensive Breast Program, in Jefferson Regional’s new wig salon for cancer patients.
Jefferson Regional Medical Center will open a free wig salon on Monday, Oct. 29 in partnership with the American Cancer Society and as part of its Women’s Health Services initiative.
The salon, located in South Hills Medical Building on Jefferson Regional’s main campus in Jefferson Hills, offers a free wig to women who are undergoing cancer treatments and who experience temporary hair loss as a result. There are a variety of colors and styles from which women can choose and the wigs are made to be adjusted to fit comfortably. All women undergoing treatment are eligible to receive a free wig; there are no income limitations and referrals are not required.
Brenda Cline, RN, MSN, coordinator/nurse navigator for Jefferson Regional Medical Center’s Comprehensive Breast Program, headed the initiative to bring this important service for women to Jefferson Regional. The American Cancer Society program has five wig salons throughout Allegheny County; the new Jefferson Regional location is the only one in the South Hills.
“Hair loss from cancer treatment is such a traumatic event,” Cline said. “This service can help patients through this temporary period and give them confidence to make it a positive experience.”
To make an appointment to visit the wig salon at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, women should call the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345.