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Chemotherapy and hair regrowth - need some tips on this?

Chemotherapy and hair regrowth - need some tips on this?

They come back fine: Hair invariably grow back soon after stopping chemotherapy. Most people have a good hair growth within 3-4 months of the last dose of chemotherapy. ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more


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After doxorubicin and ifosfamide chemotherapy how long until hair grows back?

After doxorubicin and ifosfamide chemotherapy how long until hair grows back?

Begins about 1 month: Hair growth should begin in about 1-2 months after completing chemotherapy. Hair grows relatively slowly, so return of long hair would be many months away. ...Read more

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How come your hair grows back curly after chemo therapy?

How come your hair grows back curly after chemo therapy?

Hair growth change: After chemotherapy the hair root is injured and growth stops. The alteration in growth pattern after recovery is thought to be responsible for the change in appearance of the growth of the hair. It can have color and texture change as well. The scientific details are still not totally clear. ...Read more

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Will my hair grow back after chemotherapy?

Will my hair grow back after chemotherapy?

Yes hair grow back: Once you stop using chemotherapy, your hair will grow back and come back to near normal within 2-3 months. ...Read more

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Does your hair color change after chemotherapy?

Does your hair color change after chemotherapy?

It may: Certain cancer treatments like using pozapinib and sunitinib can cause silver/gray color changes. A lot of people who loose their hair with chemo experience a new patern, texture and color when their hair grows again. ...Read more

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Do you lose your hair with insulin portrited chemotherapy?

Do you lose your hair with insulin portrited chemotherapy?

Yes if using long te: The chemotherapy doses are low in ipt, however, repeted chemo, in some cases, cause hair loss too. Crtainly the incidence of hair loss in low in ipt because the dose of chemo is low. However, the effacacy of ipt is less documented, so I prefer it be used only for stage 4 patients with careful clinical monitoring. ...Read more

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Is it true that chemotherapy has a lasting impact on your hair quality?

Is it true that chemotherapy has a lasting impact on your hair quality?

Chemotherapy & Hair: Depending on the drug, of course, cancer chemotherapy often has a long lasting effect on hair. The texture can change and sometimes even the color changes. This does not occur in all patients and there is often no way of predicting if or how changes in hair will result from cancer chemotherapy. ...Read more

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How does chemotherapy make you lose your hair?

Stops their producti: Chemotherapy stops production of many cells which are normally produced daily. In the case of hair a break in the stem of the hair results as the old hair grow outwards and there is no new hair production for several days following chemotherapy. So the older hair start falling after 3-4 weeks of starting chemotherapy (in most cases, but some chemo drugs spare the hair entirely). ...Read more

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Why does chemotherapy make everyone lose their hair?

Chemotherapy halts t: Chemotherapy hurts the body cells that grow rapidly, so hair and skin are affected commonly. But not all chemotherapy drugs cause hair loss, some cause mild, others cause total hair loss. Yet a few them cause no hair loss. ...Read more

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How can I keep my hair while going through chemotherapy?

Ask your oncologist: Your oncologist is well informed about the issue of Hair loss with some of the chemotherapy drugs (not all of them cause this problem). There is no fail safe method to save your hair. Cooling the head (scalp) with a special cold cap is something worth getting hold of, although it is still not widely used and its efficacy is somewhat debated. ...Read more

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How long will it take hair to grow back after chemotherapy?

It varies: For most people it can take a couple of months. For complete recovery to a normal head of hair it could take as long a 6 months. Some chemotherapy drugs don't cause hair loss and some only cause thinning. Some patients worry when hair starts to grow during treatment. This is not a sign that the treatments have stopped working, but the hair root recovering from damage. ...Read more

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What causes chemotherapy to affect the hair and not the skin?

What causes chemotherapy to affect the hair and not the skin?

Chemo side effects: It depends on the chemotheraupetic agent. Chemo can affect all your organs, including the skin (skin is the largers organ in your body) ...Read more

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Which product is best for re-growing hair after chemotherapy?

Nature does it!: Hair start to grow naturally soon after stopping chemotherapy. There is no special product that would help to grow them more than they do naturally. Just give it 3-4 months, and the hair will look like naturally, often better than they were before chemotherapy. ...Read more

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How long does it take in chemotherapy for you to lose your hair?

2 weeks: Not all chemotherapy drugs cause hair loss. If it does you will usually see hair loss within 2 weeks and sometimes sooner. ...Read more

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When after starting chemotherapy does it take to lose your hair?

Typically around: 10-16 days but this can vary immensely b/w people and also depends on kind of chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Why is my hair not growing back now that I'm done with chemotherapy?

Give us the dates: It takes a couple of months before the effects of chemotherapy wear off fully. So give it about 2-3 months before you can expect a reasonable amount of hair growth. ...Read more

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My hair is still falling out after chemotherapy, how do I get it to stop?

Be patient: Many chemo regimens affect the rapidly dividing cells in the body ie bone marrow, lining of the gut, and the skin/hair. It will improve after the chemo is complete. ...Read more

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How long after starting chemotherapy does it take to start to lose your hair?

Short time.: Most people begin to lose hair approximately 14 days after their first chemotherapy exposure. However, some may lose a little sooner and some may lose a little later. ...Read more

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Please explain why people lose their hair when they are treated with chemotherapy?

Chemo stops their gr: Chemo stops all cell growth. So any cells that are fast growing, which includes skin, nails and hair, they will stop growing. But this growth interference only lasts as long as chemotherapy is continuing. Once you stop taking chemotherapy, hair start growing in one month. They often recover fully in 3-4 months. ...Read more