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Will my facial hair grow back after radiation therapy

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Depends on dose/type: Depending on what disease is being treated, radiation is given in between 2 weeks to 7 weeks in standard fractionations. Near 7 weeks of radiation we... Read More
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Possibly: Assuming you lost the hair from treatment for a cancer in the oral cavity or pharynx, it would depend on the technique. These days most radiation doc... Read More
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Depends: Do you want it to? This is dose dependent and time dependent to some extent. If you had lymphoma treatment, it is likely. High doees head and neck ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Not applicable: Generally radiation dose not cause hair loss, only during brain radiation. This is usually an issue with chemotherapy after chemotherapy it usually ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
If permanent loss: Due to higher dose (> 50 gy), and after lower doses, for instance, prophylactic brain treatment in small cell (25 gy), i cousel my patients that peach... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
Yes.: Radiation or chemotherapy drugs are toxic to cells that are rapidly dividing. This means they specifically target cancer cells, but they also kill hea... Read More
Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Depends on the dose: The scalp hair follicles generally regrow hair if the dose they received was less than 45 gy. Your radiation oncologist can determine the actual dose ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nihal Abdulla
Hematology and Oncology 22 years experience
Varies: It varies depending on the location of the radiation and other therapies; usually have noticed hair recovery in about 2-3 months after completion of t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Weeks to months.: If you have radiation for 'head & neck' cancer, facial hair might take weeks to months to grow back. It is possible too that facial hair might not ev... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
No: This not true. If you are female it means something else is wrong.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 39 years experience
Yes: If the hair itself is burnt , new hair will grow in it's place unless the burn was deep enough to cause damage to the underlying hair root.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Yes, In area treated: Hair follicles are growing cells. When the hair is radiated the follicle cell stop growing and the hair shaft falls out. Same thing with some chemot... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tineke Malus
Environmental Health 12 years experience
Cellular division : Radiation stops the rapid division of cancer cells but also shuts down the growth of hair follicles, and sweat glands, and the cells that make up the ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Yes.: Any rapidly growing cells get the brunst from Chemo or radiation therapy. cancer cells are Rapidly growing celles too you know. They return after the... Read More
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