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Having to start chemo next week do I let my hair fall out or do I bite the bullet and go visit the barber?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

First, different chemotherapies are associated with different rates of alopecia (hair loss).
A common breast cancer regimen -- ac (adriamycin, cyclophosphamide) -- universally causes hair loss. If your hair is starting to fall out many people would rather shave it and use a head cover or wig.

In brief: Depends

First, different chemotherapies are associated with different rates of alopecia (hair loss).
A common breast cancer regimen -- ac (adriamycin, cyclophosphamide) -- universally causes hair loss. If your hair is starting to fall out many people would rather shave it and use a head cover or wig.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Check with your MD

Not all chemo causes hair loss.
Some drugs will cause hair thinning, some will just slow the rate of growth and some have no effect on hair. Check with your oncologist about what you should expect.

In brief: Check with your MD

Not all chemo causes hair loss.
Some drugs will cause hair thinning, some will just slow the rate of growth and some have no effect on hair. Check with your oncologist about what you should expect.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Wait

Whether from chemo or radiation the timing can vary as to when hair will fall out.
Once it's obvious go to the barber and look into wigs, caps or nothing at all based on your preference.

In brief: Wait

Whether from chemo or radiation the timing can vary as to when hair will fall out.
Once it's obvious go to the barber and look into wigs, caps or nothing at all based on your preference.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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