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Rate Of Hair Growth After Chemo
Finished breast cancer chemo 1 yr ago. Hair grew back at an expected rate at first. Now, I have had no hair growth for over 4 months. A concern?
No, not really!: It has no specific meaning. I would give it some more time as the breast cancer does not affect hair growth. It is only chemotherapy and sometimes hormonal therapy which could slow down the hair growth. Ask your oncologist to give you some reasonable explanation as to why you might have this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Controversial but...: Most docs advise avoiding vitamins during chemotherapy out of theoretical concern that it will reduce the benefits. However, a large body of research shows that those who combine vitamins with chemo not only have less side effects but have improved survival! see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17283738 that said, some vitamins may interfere with specific meds so use caution.Please see comment:. ...Read more
If nutritionally...: If a person is nutritionally in good shape, without any major disease nor illness, then her hair will grow at the same rate with or without vitamin supplements, special foods, or any particular activities. The usual multivitamin supplements that many people buy over-the-counter do not change the growth rate of hair. ...Read more
My hair has been thinning and greying at an alarming rate.Any recommendations for women's hair growth pills?
Slow hair growth: Best treatment would be vaniqa cream.Get a more detailed answer ›
Have noticed a marked slowdown in the rate of my facial hair growth. Is this a normal part of aging?
NO: You are still thirty three years young, this is definitely not part of "aging" your age, please see your doctor for a more thorough assessment. ...Read more
Does the hair growth pill viviscal actually work? Are there any side effects? I hve damaged hair&i my hair seems to be growing at a slow rate.
It does work.: Howevere people have varying responses to treatment and other factors have to be considered re: hair growth and loss including genetics, stress level, aging, smoking history etc. May ur hair standout! http://m.wikihow.com/speed-up-hair-growth. http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/herbs-that-prevent-hair-loss/. ...Read more
Does facial hair growth rate stay the same throughout life for males? Or does it change or fluctuate for any reason?
After 3-4 weeks: Not all chemo drugs cause hair loss. Some will cause partial, others can cause complete hair loss. It is not seen for the first 3-4 weeks. So the first chemo cycle comes free. Then you start thinning your hair with each cycle of chemotherapy and may be bald in 2-3 months. Some patients prefer to trim their hair, so it is easier to manage when they fall all over your dress and bedding. ...Read more
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