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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Husanswered
General Surgery 16 years experience
Hairloss: Normally hair loss is due to the toxic effect of chemotherapy on rapidly deciding cells such as those that produce hair.

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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Depend kind of chemo: It depends to the kind of chemo ,some it could be push and some it could take long time
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Varies tremendously: There is no quick or easy answer to your question.
Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
Varied: The out of pocket costs can be small or very high depending on the drugs and your insurance. Have a talk with your doctor. There are several ways to g... Read More
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Expensive: Usually these drugs are very expensive in thousands of dollars. Cost varies according to drug.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Rephrase: I suspect your question has not been answered because we cannot understand what you are asking. Furthermore, services such as these have different cos... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Zero: People working with cancer-fighting drugs did not have a higher risk of cancer themselves.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No hair loss: NanoKnife IRE System that is Irreversible Electroporation, or IRE, uses electrical energy to target tumors on the cellular level. IRE destroys tumor... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: There is no effective way to boost the immune response to deal with residual colon cancer, if any. You should follow your doctor's advise.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Goolsby
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Inadequate info: It would seem, by your question, that there was a specific cancer you were asking about. If not, then more specific information needs to be provided i... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Sure: While some chemo drugs (like adriamycin (doxorubicin) or cisplatin) will almost always cause hair loss, some do not (especially the newer targeted the... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
YES.., As Long As...: You are not directly on physical contact of the chemo leading to absorption in your body. Make sure to take precautions, use gloves while handling th... Read More

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