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Navigating Hair Loss and Body Image Changes During Cancer Care: Essential Tips for Practitioners

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

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Body image and appearance-related concerns are highly prevalent among cancer survivors. In particular, hair loss is often considered one of the most distressing and feared side effects of treatment. Oncology healthcare professionals and aesthetic providers must be equipped to handle delicate conversations surrounding body image and hair loss, yet most have received little to no training in this area.

This one-hour webinar will enhance your understanding of key body image issues experienced by cancer survivors, and increase your skills and confidence in supporting your patients and clients. We will cover do's and don'ts of body image conversations, and important considerations for wig selection, wig alternatives, and managing effects of hair loss. Practical tips and strategies to facilitate psychosocial and cosmetology care will be provided.

All participants will receive a brief resource guide.


Michelle Fingeret, Ph.D., FAPOS

  • Licensed Psychologist, specializing in body image and cancer
  • Owner, Fingeret Psychology Services
  • Creator, Body Image Research and Therapy Program, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Author, Body Image Care for Cancer Patients: Principles and Practices

Jeanna Doyle Ruhl

  • Licensed Cosmetologist, Oncology Trained Esthetician
  • Founder, Ruhl Beauty
  • Author, WigEd, the first beauty book for women experiencing hair loss on wig selection


$40/person ($5 discount if registered by January 24th)


January 29
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST