A 42-year-old female asked:
is it likely for a person to experience hair loss after just one round of chemotherapy, or does it take more than one treatment? is there a chemo drug with less harsh side effects for breast cancer
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 56 years experience
NO: Chemotherapy is given to kill cancer cell and save the person, not to save the hair, some will loose after initiation of treatment hair will grow back in 2 to 3 wks after completion in most of the time , in very few the hair roots are killed will never grow back.
5520 viewsReviewed Jun 26, 2020
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Depends: This depends on the strength and the type of therapy that you receive. These questions are best answered by your oncologist.
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Last updated Jun 26, 2020
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