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Doctor insights on: Rate Of Hair Growth After Chemo

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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?

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 more

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Dr. Devon Webster
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During reduced chemo dosages can I take hair vitamins for faster hair growth?

During reduced chemo dosages can I take hair vitamins for faster hair growth?

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

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Are hair vitamins useful for hair growth during chemo?

Will not help: Loss of hair during chemotherapy is temporary , most of the time hair will grow back with in 3 months after completion of treatments , vitamins , hair tonics will not stop this process. ...Read more

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My hair has been thinning and greying at an alarming rate.Any recommendations for women's hair growth pills?

My hair has been thinning and greying at an alarming rate.Any recommendations for women's hair growth pills?

Hair Loss: There are many causes of hair loss: medications, thyroid disease, systemic diseases like liver and kidney, anemia, genetics as in female pattern. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. See your local dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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When do my hair grow at their fastest rate? What to do to speed hair growth?

When do my hair grow at their fastest rate? What to do to speed hair growth?

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

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Have noticed a marked slowdown in the rate of my facial hair growth. Is this a normal part of aging?

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

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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.

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

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Does facial hair growth rate stay the same throughout life for males? Or does it change or fluctuate for any reason?

Varies: Facial hair growth will change with time. It can sometimes also change as health changes, and certain medications can alter hair growth, as will changes in nutrition. ...Read more

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At what maximum rate after chemo do you lose your hair?

At what maximum rate after chemo do you lose your hair?

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