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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 LIVESTRONG.org 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

Published on Aug 31, 2016

Phillip Martin Pierorazio, M.D. is an expert in treating urinary-tract malignancies—including kidney, bladder, prostate, testis, adrenal, penile and urethral cancers. He performs both open and minimally invasive surgeries. These include laparoscopic and robotic surgeries of the kidney, bladder, prostate, and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer. He has a special interest in kidney cancer and performs such specialized procedures as partial nephrectomy for early-stage disease and high-risk surgeries for advanced urological cancers. He is the Director of the Division of Testicular Cancer and works with a number of testicular cancer advocacy groups around the country. Learn more about Dr. Pierorazio at: http://www.

During the past one hundred years, cancer rates have absolutely skyrocketed, devastating many families and presenting people with the unfamiliar challenge of having to watch multiple people in their immediate circle deal with the disease at some point in their lives. In this article, we will discuss the three steps you should be taking to maximize your loved one's chances of survival and quality of life during their battle with cancer.

Comforting and Consoling

Primarily, it is imperative to have a loving and caring attitude when dealing with your loved one. Your job is to give him or her emotional refuge by giving him or her a break from the trauma of constant stress. Do not talk about the cancer all the time, and do not dwell on the potential prognosis. Instead, focus on living life to the fullest with your loved one because the more fun he or she has, and the more he or she laughs, the better his or her chances of survival are. Do not argue with him or her, do not mention bills or other stressful situations, and do not try to convince your loved one to

Pittsburgh cancer store

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.”

That’s because at Wigs n’ More