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

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

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

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

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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Can you tell me how long after chemotherapy does it take for your hair to start growing back?

Can you tell me how long after chemotherapy does it take for your hair to start growing back?

few months usually: Usually it takes a few months from completion of chemotherapy to start noticing the regrowth of the hair. However , if you already have problem with your hair- losing your hair etc- to begin with- it may take much longer time to have the hair growing back. ...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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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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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

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Will I lose my hair with chemotherapy for leukemia?

Will I lose my hair with chemotherapy for leukemia?

Yes: There are very few treatments for acute leukemia that will not make you loose your hair. Most of the treatments for chronic leukemia will not make you loose your hair. ...Read more

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I had chemotherapy 23 years ago. What could be some long term effects. I also had radiation to hole brain.I think i had 10 to the brain. Hair did not?

I had chemotherapy 23 years ago. What could be some long term effects. I also had radiation to hole brain.I think i had 10 to the brain. Hair did not?

Many side effects: Your treatment regimen and at what age you were treated really determines what long term side effects you are at risk for. There are many serious possible side effects of cancer treatment that can take >20 years to develop (premature heart failure for example). It would be wise to see someone specially trained about these late side effects. Much can be done to help. ...Read more

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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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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 more

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Diagnosed with stage 1 pancreatic cancer in the head of the pancreas, i don't want surgery or chemotherapy how long will i live?

Untreated, 1-2 years: Pancreatic cancer can only be staged after surgery- information provided by a pathologist is necessary to assign a stage. If you have what appears to be early stage pancreatic cancer it would be foolish not to seek treatment since surgery can cure up to 40% of cases, and while big surgery, the risk is low (around 1%). Depending on pathology findings postop chemotherapy may provide added benefit. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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Is there loss of hair with topical chemotherapy?

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