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In her personal life and in her work, Kathy Hendrickson has close experience with the devastating effects of the cancer -- specifically, the disease’s effect on the confidence and self-esteem of women.

A certified cosmetologist and prosthetic fitter, Hendrickson purchased Wigs n’ More in 1991.  The 3,000 square-foot boutique (now in its 25th year in business) caters to cancer patients and other customers with personal needs, featuring a variety of bras, wigs, mastectomy recovery garments, prostheses, compression garments, and - you guessed it - more.  But it’s not the selection that makes the store special.

“Most of us here have family members who have had cancer,” says Hendrickson, referring to her team of 10 employees, which includes 3 Board of Certification (BOC) Accredited Fitters . “Everyone has to have a heart to work here.”

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You may have heard of mesothelioma or know someone who has it, but what is mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops in the mesothelium, the protective lining that covers most of our internal organs. Mesothelioma is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer. The pleura, the lining of the lung, is where mesothelioma is most commonly found. This form is called pleural mesothelioma. Other forms are peritoneal, pericardial, and testicular mesothelioma. The rarest form of mesothelioma, testicular mesothelioma, occurs in the lining of the testicle. Peritoneal mesothelioma occurs in the abdominal cavity lining, and pericardial mesothelioma occurs in the lining of the heart. Pericardial mesothelioma is the second rarest form. If left untreated, mesothelioma can cause death in four months to a year after diagnosis. The most common causes of death in people with mesothelioma are respiratory failure or pneumonia. Exposure to asbestos particles is the only known cause of mesothelioma. If an individual was exposed to asbestos in homes or in the workplace he or she is at risk

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The cover of the book "Nowhere Hair" shows a mom, little girl and dog playing on the beach. But there's something a little different about this mom: she doesn't have hair. This is the premise of "Nowhere Hair," a book written by Sue Glader to help parents explain cancer and chemotherapy treatments to children.

The book's narrator is a little girl whose mom is missing her hair. The little girl goes looking for her mother's hair all throughout her home. Her mother explains to her daughter that medicine made it fall out, and that it was nothing the little girl did to make that happen. Written in rhyme, the book covers many sensitive topics, such as cancer, wearing hats and scarves to cover a head and that some people look different, which is okay.

The organization selected the book for children ages 3 to 12 to help kids understand a parent's diagnosis. The Moonbeam Children's Book Awards also selected the book as its 2011 Gold Medal Winner in the "Health" category.

Author Sue Glader is a breast cancer survivor who lives in Marin County, California. She Life can change on a dime. It's what you do after you pick up the pieces that counts.

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This interview was taped in April 2013, prior to the "Fashion For Jandie" benefiting event.

Jandie's story is long and heart breaking about her battle with stage four Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma; But to summarize it- in the beginning, she was rejected by doctors when complaining about her excruciating leg pain, being accused of only wanting pain killers. They eventually sent her to physical therapy creating pressure and strain, thus causing her leg to break, all the while not knowing she had bone cancer. Since the doctors pushed her away instead of trying to figure out the issue, her cancer then spread to her lungs until it was finally found.

On February 9th, 2015, she found out the cancer was now in her brain, as well. February 11th she had emergency brain surgery and they were only able to remove 80% of the tumor, as the remaining 20% was up against a blood vessel that affects her motor skills.

Jandie has also had tremendous stress with her finances in supporting her battle against cancer. Her medical bills are deep in collections, and every month she has