Hair loss usually isn’t a problem with most bowel cancer treatments especially if you’re having your first course of chemotherapy. Should you need a further course of chemotherapy it may make your hair thin slightly or even patchy should it contain the drug that thins your hair.

Some patents like to keep hold of their hair for as long as they can but there will be a time when it may be best to shave it off. This can be quite an upsetting time in a person’s life so you may want to do this with a loved one or a friend.

Before shaving your hair off have a look at the different ranges and styles of wig options which can be shown to you by a member of staff in the hospital, where they have a full range of styles, lengths and colours.