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Does radiation therapy make your hair fall out?
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, In area treated
Hair follicles are growing cells.
When the hair is radiated the follicle cell stop growing and the hair shaft falls out. Same thing with some chemotherapy drugs. Chemo goes all over so if that type of chemo affects hair then all your hair everywhere falls out. In radiation its the hair that is in the area treated. So for breast cancer for example the arm pit hair on that side will fall out.

In brief: Yes, In area treated
Hair follicles are growing cells.
When the hair is radiated the follicle cell stop growing and the hair shaft falls out. Same thing with some chemotherapy drugs. Chemo goes all over so if that type of chemo affects hair then all your hair everywhere falls out. In radiation its the hair that is in the area treated. So for breast cancer for example the arm pit hair on that side will fall out.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, in treated area
Radiation will make hair fall out in the treated area.
Depending on the dose, local hairloss can be temporary or permanent.

In brief: Yes, in treated area
Radiation will make hair fall out in the treated area.
Depending on the dose, local hairloss can be temporary or permanent.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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