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Many children aren't worried by their hair loss and may be proud of their bald heads. However, if they do want to cover up, there are wigs available for children. There are also hats, caps, scarves or bandanas that they can wear.
If a child needs treatment from time to time over a few years, they will probably need a new wig each time while their head is still growing. Their hair will almost always grow back once treatment has finished.
If you're a teenager, having a change in your appearance can be very upsetting. There are many natural-looking wigs and other ways to cover hair loss. If you'd like to speak to other teenagers with cancer, you can contact the Teenage Cancer Trust. You might also find our section for children and young people helpful.
There are also websites for teenagers with cancer - some of these have chat rooms where you can talk about your feelings with other teenagers.
Content last reviewed: 1 July 2012
Next planned review: 2014
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