Posts tagged “Hair Loss”

Hair Loss May Become Rare....In the Meantime, Here are Tips to Cope

by Jane Ashley

Hair loss is one of the most common side effects of chemotherapy, stem cell transplant and targeted therapy or locally from radiation therapy. Looking back at my first oncology appointment, I remember my husband asking her, “Is my wife going to lose her hair?” He was asking because he knew losing my hair would probably be distressing to me. 

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Hair Loss from Chemotherapy May Become a Rare Side Effect for Certain Cancer Patients

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the use of...

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How to Find the Right Wig When Cancer Takes Your Hair

by GregP_WN

Cancer can throw your entire life into disarray. Constant visits to the hospital or doctor’s office can dominate your schedule. Fatigue can sap your energy and leave you unable to enjoy the activities you once did. You and your family may experience stress and anxiety due to uncertainty about your prognosis. This article will help you find the right wig when cancer takes your hair.

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Even your outward appearance can be changed by a cancer diagnosis, especially if you’re one of the...

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How Long Does It Take for Hair to Grow Back After Chemotherapy?

by GregP_WN

Answer: In most cases, it takes about 3-10 months after the end of chemotherapy treatment for hair to grow back.

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In case you didn't know, Cancer itself isn’t responsible for hair loss (which is also called alopecia). Hair loss is actually caused by certain types of treatments—namely, chemotherapy. Chemo blasts healthy cells as well as cancer cells, including the cells that make hair follicles; however, not everyone with cancer loses their hair. It depends on the addition of...

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How to Care for Your Scalp During Chemotherapy

by GregP_WN

Hair loss during chemotherapy treatment can make anyone feel self-conscious. Not only that, but not many people know how to care for their bald head caused by chemo. Below are some notes shared by WhatNexter’s about how they cared for their scalp during chemotherapy. As one of our WhatNexter’s put it, you’ve got to let your balditude shine!

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This information is from WhatNexter’s themselves and should not substitute the advice of a health care professional. Consult your doctor about these...

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Dealing with Hair Loss and Cancer

by Karen Glowacki

BaldwomenHair loss resulting from chemo is traumatic for most women and men. From itchy scalps to wigs and scarves, it's hard to figure out what will make you feel most comfortable as you deal with the loss of your hair...and not being sure exactly how your hair will look when it does return. To get some insight from those who have been through it, we asked the WhatNext network how they dealt with their hair loss. Here's what they had to say:

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