Useful Links

Links to Helpful Sites

Below are links to some websites we think you may find helpful and informative. The links are offered as an informational resource only. JMC Hairwear & Wig Salon is not affiliated with the websites below in any way.
National organization dedicated to educating and supporting women suffering from hair loss.

American Cancer Society
Nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. Offers a wide range of patient services at the community level throughout the US.
Breast cancer information, including prevention, screening, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment options, photos of breast cancer, recovery and renewal, research news and online discussion support groups. Sign up for the weekly email report on the latest breast cancer research and receive advance notice of Ask-the-Expert online conferences.

National Cancer Institute
Sponsored by the US National Institutes of Health, topics include types of cancer, clinical trials, cancer statistics, research and funding, prevention, treatments, dictionary of cancer terms, drug dictionary, coping with cancer and many others. Hundreds of free educational booklets and publications may be downloaded or ordered by mail.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Up-to-the-minute information about breast cancer, breast health, news and research findings, local outreach programs, message forums, volunteer opportunities, fundraising events and more.

Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization
In addition to information about breast cancer, Y-Me offers a 24/7 telephone support hotline, wig and prosthesis bank, survivor and partner match programs, publications, seminars, caregiver support and ShareRing, a free, monthly one-hour teleconference featuring a breast cancer related presentation by a medical professional, followed by a question and answer session.

Mesothelioma Guide
Mesothelioma Guide is an advocacy organization dedicated to helping patients diagnosed with asbestos illnesses. Our goal is to spread awareness to organizations and companies would be able to help their community most.
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer, and It affects the lining of the lungs and can sometimes be misdiagnosed as lung cancer. We specialize in connecting patients with doctors and treatment options that are best suited for them. Our services and resources are 100% free to patients and family members.

The Recovery Village
The Recovery Village, an organization with locations across the country dedicated to helping those struggling with substance abuse into recovery. We understand the struggles facing individuals suffering co-occurring disorders like depression that may come with a cancer diagnosis, and addiction from treatment. We understand receiving a cancer diagnosis can be a stressful time and it is our hope that we can shed some light on the risks associated with opioids and alternative treatment options so that patients and their loved ones can make informed care decisions.

Mesothelioma Veterans Center
Mesothelioma Veterans Center takes an effort to bring awareness about mesothelioma and asbestos, a cancer that deeply affects families throughout the country. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos can be found in many places such as houses, fire stations, or in our case Naval Shipyards. It’s such a dangerous material because it only takes limited exposure to the fibers for them to become deadly. Over time, this cancer spreads throughout the body, affecting other vital organs as well.

Tuck (Sleep and Cancer)
At Tuck, we cover everything sleep-related, from the science behind it to tips for getting a better night’s rest. Getting a restful night’s sleep is a challenge for many cancer patients. Pain from the cancer itself, fatigue and discomfort from chemotherapy, and medication side effects are just a few of the things that make sleep elusive for cancer patients. We also have guides on careers in sleep health and science, articles by medical professionals debunking sleep myths, and articles about why sleep deprivation lowers productivity and creativity at work.

Cancer costs: How to manage housing expenses during treatment
For cancer patients, the combination of lost wages and out-of-pocket medical costs associated with treatment can complicate managing bills and possibly lead to the harsh reality of losing a home.
As experts in the home financing and mortgage space, we’ve included steps to take to assess each individual’s financial situation and resources for managing costs such as specific government and financial aid resources.

National Alopecia Areata Foundation
The National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) funds research to find a cure or new treatments for alopecia areata, helps those with the disease through local support groups, national annual conferences and private message boards, educates the public about alopecia areata and advocates for those affected.

Her Alopecia
Offers information on alopecia, including diagnosis, treatments, new research, studies and discoveries. Find emotional support, styling and hair care advice, coping strategies and interaction with other women experiencing hair loss on the discussion forums. Tell your personal hair loss story or read stories by others.

National Institutes of Health – MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information on alopecia and other hair loss diseases from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other health organizations. Medline searches offer easy access to medical journal articles, plus extensive information about drugs and clinical trials, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest news on alopecia and hair loss issues.
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Trichotillomania Learning Center
An online community dedicated to providing information, support and answers to questions about trichotillomania (TTM) and other body-focused behaviors. Features include detailed medical reports and articles, drug studies, advice on how to find a good therapist, listings of local doctors and support groups, and books and videos.
Run by permanently pull-free volunteers with trichotillomania. Offers diagnosis and treatment info, FAQs, medical news, nutrition advice, coping tips and long-term, active support through message boards, chat rooms, a buddy program, member journals, stories and photos, hypnotherapy CDs and private online coaching services. Special section for parents of young children and teenagers suffering from trichotillomania.

The Simple Dollar’s, “Guide to Paying for Cancer Treatments”
Paying for Cancer Treatments – Personal Loans, HSAs, and More.