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Hair Loss After Chemotherapy
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on you. The hair falling out is often troublesome, messy, and somewhat prolonged (days to weeks). Some people prefer just to shave it off and adopt a new look for men or make wearing wigs or scarves easier for women- often with strikingly beautiful results- really! ...Read more
Be loving: And compassionate, spend time with her and ask her what her needs and desires are if you are unable to anticipate them. ...Read more
Hair for chemo: Most hospitals or clincs dispensing chemo, have a connection to suppliers of toupees and wigs. You are not alone in this situation. Best of luck. ...Read more
Do people typically loose their head hair when treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or both. How long is hair loss for?
Chemotherapy: Yes. However, you have previously stated that your tumor was not cancerous. Why would you need this kind of treatment. Chemo and XRT target cells with high replication and turnover such as malignant cells as well as hair. Once treatment is discontinued and body has recovered, there is regrowth of the hair but may be reduced in density and quality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hair loss due to chemotherapy and testicle removal be cured by hair transplant surgery ? Is it safe and effective to transplant hair ?
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
Not typical: Effudex is the most common topical chemotherapy. It is used by dermatologists to treat certain skin lesions caused by sun exposure. The IV form of the drug has several side effect. The majority of effects from the topical use are local redness and skin changes. Very little is absorbed into the body. ...Read more
Nope: Maybe eyelashes but not expected.Get a more detailed answer ›
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