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

Reconstructive surgery
Doctor: Hisham M Seify, MD, Cosmetic 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

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

Emotional Support & General Health:

Facebook Groups:

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.

For cancer patients and substance abuse help visit:


Interesting Articles & Resources:

On working out during chemo:


On lowering your overall cancer risk:


Breast Cancer and Mesothelioma


Asbestos Exposure and Breast Cancer:


This video from 2008 shows the power of Herceptin!