Chemo Took My Hair So I Got a Wig—and Faced My Breast Cancer


"Looking in the mirror, I saw the face of someone who had cancer"—Karen, breast cancer survivor (3:12)
It was the first time Karen broke down about her breast cancer diagnosis.

Karen lost her hair three weeks after her first chemo treatment and went to pick up the wig she'd ordered ahead of time—as a woman with hair. Seeing herself in the mirror was too much for her. She saw herself as a person with cancer for the first time.

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