Disclaimer: These are the doctors, medical centers, and wig studios that I used, that does not mean they may be right for you, or fit for your lifestyle! Please consult your doctor first and foremost, and I am here to help with any questions you may have about any of these resources.

Medical Resources:

UCLA Health

Cancer treatment center in Laguna Hills, CA, the headquarters for my treatment and chemotherapy.

Doctor: Merry Tetef, MD
                 Medical Director of the Surgical Breast Program at Saddleback Medical Center

Address: 24302 Paseo de Valencia
                     Suite 200
                    Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: (949) 458-8252
Website: uclahealth.org/LagunaOncology

Saddleback Memorial Medical Care Cancer Institute

Where I completed my chemo treatments and double-mastectomy.

Doctor: Anna Houterman, MD
                 Medical Director of the Surgical Breast Program at Saddleback Medical Center

Address: 24302 Paseo de Valencia
                     Suite 201
                    Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: (949) 598-1701
Website: https://www.memorialcare.org/saddleback-medical-center

Newport Plastic Surgery

Where I had  reconstructive surgery following and in conjunction with my double mastectomy.

Doctor: Hisham M Seify, MD
                 Cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Address: 20301 SW Birch St.
                    Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (949) 251-1502
Website: newportplastic.com

Orange Coast Women's Medical Group


Website: https://www.ocwmg.com/

Wigs and Head Covers:

Wig and Hair Therapy Studio

They make real-hair wigs out of your own hair, or customize a human-hair wig to match your pre-chemo color and style!

Address: 2400 West Coast Highway #4
                    Newport Beach, CA 92663
Website: wigandhairtherapystudio.com
Telephone: (949) 764-9311
                          Ask for Vicki Lee- that's who I worked with!

The Big Wigs:

This is the best place I found in my area for synthetic wigs. Everyone there is very sweet and willing to help!

Address: 1677 E. Lincoln Avenue
                  Orange, CA 92865
Website: thebigwigsinc.com
Telephone: (714) 974-3080
                        Ask for Brandi or Sandy, that's who worked with me.

Emotional Support & General Health:


I recommend finding and joining a closed group for your specific type of breast cancer.
These groups are a great resource for answers to any questions and also to make connections and friendships with others going through the same thing as you are. You are not alone!




Another breast cancer warrior's website/blog you might find informative and interesting!

Website: survivingbreastcancer.org

Interesting Articles:

On working out during chemo:


On lowering your overall cancer risk:


Asbestos Exposure and Breast Cancer:


This video from 2008 shows the power of Herceptin!