• gray hair after radiation

    Asked by reginak on Thursday, April 4, 2013

    gray hair after radiation

    After my radiation treatments, I was warned not to expect the hair on the front or sides of my scalp to grow back. It did, with pure white patches at the temples. No big deal; I mean at least it grew back, right?
    Well, lately it appears to be growing back in more of my natural dark brown. Has anyone else had a re-growth experience like this?

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    • Peroll's Avatar

      I haven't had radiation to the head but where I have had it the hair hasn't grown back very much. I think my Drs have a contest going to see who can remove the most hair from me. The radiation has done the beswt job of removing it permanently, the surgeon gets it quickly and the oncologist gets it all over and gets more hair than the others, though it does tend to come back. Radiation essentlially burns the skin in the area that the beam is directed so it can damage the hair for longer periods. I suspect tht this is why it came back white at first. You should be happy that is is comming back in the normal color now. Mine all came back gray!!!

      over 3 years ago

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