Primary Health Organizations

Resources for Hair Loss Research

American Cancer Society — a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Its informative and inviting Web site offers cancer facts and figures, the latest related medical news, a listing of local and national activities, and strong support for patients and their families.

Hair Loss in Women — a national health organization committed to the education and support of women suffering from hair loss.

National Alopecia Areata Foundation — an international nonprofit community-based health organization that strives to support research to find a cure or acceptable treatment for alopecia areata, to support those affected by this disease, and to educate the public about this disease. In addition to a wealth of information, its Web site offers access to very active online message boards for both children and adults and to its new Marketplace of hair loss products. You can also order a free video for children with hair loss and a special packet of information on how to get your insurance company to reimburse you for the purchase of a medical hair prosthesis.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation — a global nonprofit organization that is leading the fight against breast cancer through innovative research and community-based outreach programs. The section About Breast Cancer on the foundation’s Web site details which chemotherapy drugs are most likely to cause hair loss. The site offers many interactive and education tools, and its Marketplace features awareness pins, apparel, stationery, and gifts.

Trichotillomania Learning Center — a national nonprofit organization established to provide information, support, and referral sources regarding the experience and treatment of trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling).

Imerman Angels — Imerman Angels is a federally registered 501(c )(3) not-for-profit organization providing one-on-one cancer support: connecting cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. Imerman Angels partners a person fighting cancer with someone who has beaten the same type of cancer. One-on-one relationships give a fighter the chance to ask personal questions and get support from someone who is uniquely familiar with their experience.