Cancer and hair loss helplines

Advice and support for people who need more information about cancer and related hairloss

NHS Choices – Chemotherapy & Hair loss

Cancer and hair loss

Some cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, can cause hair loss. Find out how to cope plus links to how to access services.

McMillan Cancer Support

Helpline: 0808 808 0000

Coping with hairloss

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. Cancer affects us all. We can all help.

Cancer Help UK

Helpline: 0808 800 4040

Hair loss, hair thinning and cancer drugs

CancerHelp UK is a free information service about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families.

Cancer Hair Care

Tel: 01438 311322

As well as running this free supportive information Website we do lots of other things, such as running 'Hair Care Support Units' and clinics in hospitals, we offer support and education to other charities such as ‘Breast Cancer Care’ who we provide advance training skills for their hair loss services. We provide special workshops for ‘Teenage Cancer Trust’ hospital units called ‘Gigs and Wigs’, we provide a huge number of free head scarves, wig services, new hair growth advice, cuts and colours and so on. We even provide a recycling project for wigs and scarves called "Twice as Nice project". We also fundraise and provide education to hairdressers and health workers.

Little Princess Trust

Wigs: 01432 760 060

Hair Donation: 01432 32 359

For any parent, discovering your child has a serious illness like cancer or leukaemia is devastating. The trauma for both parent and child can be increased by worrying about the side effects of the treatment, particularly hair loss. The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs to children suffering hair loss due to cancer treatment. We supply and fully fund the best wigs available from all over the world, especially designed for children. We also provide personal fitting and styling to ensure the wig is as close as possible to the original hair.

Look Good Feel Better

Tel: 01372 747 500

LGFB offers support to women with cancer by running free make-up workshops and hair services through a network of 51 hospitals and cancer support centres nationwide. Studies have shown that a positive outlook and renewed confidence and self-esteem are beneficial to patients - helping them to cope and continue with their treatment.