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Doctor insights on: Hairstyles After Chemo

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Will cancer patient's hair grow back after chemo?

Will cancer patient's hair grow back after chemo?

Yes: Hair loss is usually a transient side effect of chemotherapy. Some people may notice some difference in their hair color or texture when it grows back. ...Read more

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After chemo, will my hair grow back?

After chemo, will my hair grow back?

Maybe: It will depend on your overall health and any ongoing treatment such as hormonal or radiation that may be required. ...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 beard grow back after radiation therapy?

Will my beard grow back after radiation therapy?

Possibly not: There can be some thining of the hair in the treatment field of radiation. Thining of facial hair after head and neck radiation is a possibility same with hair loss of the scalp after whole brain radiation. ...Read more

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Can I use rogaine (minoxidil) after getting chemo?

Can I use rogaine (minoxidil) after getting chemo?

Possibly: The hair loss after chemotherapy is a difficult problem. There are several treatments that have been tried. Most have failed. Rogaine (minoxidil) might speed up the process, but the scientific evidence is weak. ...Read more

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Can Breast cancer come back after surgery , chemotherapy and radiation, after 2 month?

Can Breast cancer come back after surgery , chemotherapy and radiation, after 2 month?

Yes: I would love to say that the treatments we offer are 100% effective, but that would be a lie. Sadly, some patients will have a relapse of their cancer regardless of what we do. All those therapies reduce the risk of recurrence but not down to 0. ...Read more

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Which makeup is ok after chemo hair loss?

Which makeup is ok after chemo hair loss?

Anything you like!: It is all your choice. You can either use a nice scarf to cover your head or find a couple of good haitr pieces which your oncologist or his nurse can suggest or guide you for. ...Read more

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Did your hair grow back after receiving high dose radiation treatment?

Did your hair grow back after receiving high dose radiation treatment?

Depends...: ...On the length and severity of the treatment. Radiation does effect rapidly-growing groups of cells (such as hair follicles) as a side effect, but the hair loss is not necessarily permanent. Your dermatologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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How long after radiation treatment ends should my hair start growing again?

How long after radiation treatment ends should my hair start growing again?

A few weeks: Hair regrowth is variable, but typically starts within a few weeks of finishing radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Why does hair sometimes grow back differently (color/texture) after chemo?

Hair regrowth: Good question. Not sure but often I see softer, finer and even curly hair return in a patient whose chemo induced total hair loss (alopecia). Perhaps the chemo effect resets the hair follicles and the growth that occurs is from a more juvenile set of hair stem cells. But basically, almost all patients have different hair quality after chemo, and most like it better than the hair they had. ? ...Read more

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How to stop hair loss 3 1/2 months after gastric sleeve surgery?

How to stop hair loss 3 1/2 months after gastric sleeve surgery?

Vitamin deficiency: You may have a shotage of fatty acids or a vitamin deficiency.. A bariatric center of excellence should have info on staying healthy during weight loss. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Radiation Head & Neck ended 4 mo ago thyroid TSH now 5.02 Levothyroxine 50mcg 2wks. Hair still falling. How long before hair stops falling out?

Radiation Head & Neck ended 4 mo ago thyroid TSH now 5.02 Levothyroxine 50mcg 2wks. Hair still falling. How long before hair stops falling out?

TSH 5.02: I can understand radiation of your thyroid gland in the neck but not radiation of your head. Are you sure that was done? If so you need to ask why. More likely only the thyroid imaging was performed - not radiation. Your TSH of 5.02 is a bit too high and you should probably be on a higher dose of levothyroxine. ...Read more

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My father had hodgkins chemo killed original cancer but whilst having chemo non hodgkin's grew chemo didnt work now spread brain lung how much time?

My father had hodgkins chemo killed original cancer but whilst having chemo non hodgkin's grew chemo didnt work now spread brain lung how much time?

Be prepared: Advancing lymphoma that is not responsive to treatment usually means a relatively short life span remains, so it is best to prepare and enjoy the present with your loved one. Occasionally, clinical trials of newer drugs may be available for people who have failed conventional treatments, but these are "last ditch" attempts and may not increase survival much, but do help us to learn for future pts. ...Read more

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Went through 3 months of chemo, then 14 treatments whole brain radiation. Eyebrows began falling out, begin growing, fall out again. Will this stop?

Yes : You are experiencing hair loss from both treatment modalities. You should see the eyebrows start growing again about 6 weeks post the radiation treatment. ...Read more

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Hairs not growing properly after hair transplant of 1500 grafts , after 5 months?

Hairs not growing properly after hair transplant of 1500 grafts , after 5 months?

Visit your doctor: It is very important to have good follow up with hair transplants...It may look odd at first but it may be normal for under 6 months...Check with your hair grafter. ...Read more

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After having chemo and radiation for breast cancer, would your hair come in different textures?

Yes: It is not uncommon for hair to regrow more curly and a different texture after chemotherapy. I have seen some pretty amazing changes. Nothing to worry about. Think of it as chance to be different. ...Read more