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

My OBGYN.

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:

Facebook:

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!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/breastcancerpinksisters/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1568967693404443/

SurvivingBreastCancer.org:

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

Website: survivingbreastcancer.org


Interesting Articles:

On working out during chemo:

https-//www.healthcentral.com/article/exercise-when-you-have-cancer

On lowering your overall cancer risk:

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/living-as-a-breast-cancer-survivor/can-i-lower-my-risk-of-breast-cancer-progressing-or-coming-back.html

Asbestos Exposure and Breast Cancer:

https://www.asbestos.com/cancer/breast/

This video from 2008 shows the power of Herceptin!