My Alopecia Areata turned to Alopecia Universalis last year due to hormone changes when I had my daughter. Luckily, I ended up getting to stay home with her because just the idea of wearing a wig 40 hours a week makes my head itch. I have 2 wigs that I wear when I go out, but I don't always feel like going to the effort of drawing on eyebrows and everything else just to go to the store, so sometimes I jus wear a cap and hope that nobody says anything. I have on 2 occasions had cancer patients talk to me about chemo and health issues as if they know that I have cancer too. I mean, I can't really blame them. There's not a lot of awareness about alopecia and when you see a bald woman it is perfectly understandable to assume cancer, but I'm not sure how I should react. Getting into a long conversation with a cancer patient about how my condition isn't as bad as theirs seems like it would be awkward, but my solution (smiling and nodding) felt wrong. Has anyone else had to deal with this? What did you do?