Confidence After Cancer: How to Treat Hair Loss

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For many people, hair is a principal part of their identity. How hair is styled, and its length, texture, and color are critically important. Even its smell makes the difference between a confident day and an insecure day – the sort of day often referred to as a “bad hair day.” When you receive a cancer diagnosis and have to …

What You Should Know About Chemotherapy and Hair Loss

Hair loss is a common and pretty well-known side effect of chemotherapy. But, why? And, is there any way to prevent chemotherapy-related hair loss? Let’s answer those questions now. Why Does Chemotherapy Cause Hair Loss? Chemotherapy drugs are very powerful, and they work by attacking rapidly growing cancer cells. Unfortunately, these drugs also attack other rapidly growing cells in the …

Hair Loss during Chemotherapy and What to Expect

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Hair loss or hair thinning is a common side effect of chemotherapy. That’s because the drugs not only attack cancer cells but other cells as well, including hair root cells. Not every chemotherapy patient will lose their hair, but many will, particularly breast cancer patients. Their usual chemo treatments are particularly difficult on hair roots, often destroying them along with …

Why Chemotherapy Often Causes Hair Loss

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If your doctor has recommended chemotherapy to treat cancer or a different illness, you may worry about losing your hair. Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy treatment that can make patients feel self-conscious. Learning more about chemotherapy and hair loss may help you overcome negative feelings. You can also learn about ways to prepare for potential hair …

A Heart-Rending Side Effect of Chemotherapy: Coping with Hair Loss

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Hair loss due to chemotherapy affects your appearance and affects you emotionally. Even if you’ve never been vain about your hair, the loss may be heart-rending. You may feel unattractive, isolated, and very fragile. Pamper your hair and scalp to keep your hair for as long as possible and to prevent the loss from being so emotionally debilitating. Hair Loss …

Why Hair Loss Occurs with Chemotherapy

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Cancer treatment is associated with hair loss which can be distressing for patients and their loved ones. Understanding the reasons for hair loss is helpful in empowering people to manage the problem. Here’s why hair loss happens with chemotherapy and how to manage it. How Cancer Treatment Affects Hair Chemotherapy is designed to attack rapidly growing cells like a cancer …

How Does Chemotherapy Treatment Cause Hair Loss?

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Hair loss is one of the more unpleasant side effects of life-saving chemotherapy. In fact, 47 percent of women consider it the most upsetting part of the treatment, according to Skin Therapy Letter. Fortunately, the problem is only temporary in most cases and can be disguised with wigs, scarfs and hats. Hair Cells Are an Unintended Casualty of Chemotherapy Drugs …