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Wigs, scarves and hats

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We offer patients a relaxing environment to try on wigs and head coverings throughout their cancer treatment.​

Hair loss can be a common side effect with cancer treatment including chemotherapy (IV or oral), targeted therapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplants. Most commonly, complete hair loss is related to cancer treatment with chemotherapy.

Managing side effects such as hair loss is an important part of cancer care and treatment. For many people, hair loss can be a very distressing part of cancer treatment.

We have resources available to cancer patients to help manage their hair loss from cancer treatment.

About our resources

The decision to wear or forego a wig during cancer treatment is tremendously personal. For some, a wig is not the right choice. For others, it is an emotional game changer during treatment.

We offer professionally cleaned, donated wigs and hats, as well as new wigs and hats purchased with donated funds, free of charge to patients undergoing cancer treatment. This service also includes:

  • Information on managing hair loss.
  • Information on wig selection and care.
  • Help with wig/hat sizing and color swatch samples.
  • Free wigs including a variety of colors, styles, and sizes for women.
  • Free hats/turbans in a variety of colors, styles, and sizes for men and women.
  • Additional information and resources for ordering new wigs with potential cost assistance from outside resources​.​

The experience

Our locations offer patients a beautiful, relaxing environment to try on wigs and head coverings throughout their cancer treatment. With the help of trained department staff and volunteers, utilizing the service is a personal, private and enjoyable experience. Cancer patients are welcome to bring their support team with them during this experience.

Patients are welcome to schedule an appointment time or they may stop in Oncology/Hematology during clinic hours and ask for a visit with our trained staff and volunteers.​​

These services are offered at the following locations:

Shine On Boutique

Marshfield Medical Center's Shine On Boutique offers wig fittings and providers free wigs, hats and scarves. Watch the video below to learn more.

The Boutique is made possible by donations from community individuals, groups, the Marshfield Clinic Health System “Crafters for a Cause,” and the efforts of the Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation.

We encourage patients to return gently used wigs after their cancer treatment to support future patients.

To make a donation, talk to a member of your care team, call our Foundation at 715-387-9249​ or click here​ for more.​

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