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A 30-year-old member asked:

Do you loose your hair with taxol (paclitaxel)?

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Dr. David Jin
22 years experience
Taxol (paclitaxel) and hair loss: Hair loss usually begins 2-3 weeks after the first dose of taxol, (paclitaxel) although it may happen earlier. Hair usually falls out completely, but it may just thin. Patients on Taxol (paclitaxel) may also develop thinning and loss of eyelashes, eyebrows and hair in other areas of the body. This is usually temporary, and hair will start to grow back once treatment course has finished.
Dr. H Prasad
Dr. H Prasadanswered
Hematology and Oncology 40 years experience
Yes : Taxol (paclitaxel) is a chemo drug. It will cause hair loss if given in sufficient doses.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How fast does hair grow after taxol (paclitaxel)?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Individually: It depends. It may take a few months. However, if you already have problem with hair loss to begin with - you may have more problem with your hair growth.

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