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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)

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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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