Why do people lose their hair during chemotherapy?

Answer Undergoing treatment for cancer is difficult in itself, but hair loss can be another unwanted side effect of chemotherapy treatment. While this result can be terrible to deal with, hair loss is a r... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Why do people lose their hair during chemotherapy

Does everyone lose hair during chemotherapy because i have long hair and i don't want to lose it all?

Not all chemotherapy regimes cause hair loss, though most do. Some just cause thinning of the hair, and some cause no hair loss at all.Your oncologist will be able to tell you whether you should ex... Read More »

Do all cancer patients lose their hair during chemo?

No they don't and even when they do thier hair grows back so she should look fine in a few years.

Why do people with cancer often lose their hair?

The Chemotherapy damages the cells that produce hair (everywhere on the body...not just the head) and causes it to fall out. When they stop taking the chemotherapy drugs, then the hair will usuall... Read More »

Why do people going through cancer lose their hair?

Some people battling cancer must undergo treatments that lead to hair loss. This occurs because the treatments cannot single out the cancer cells alone.Cancer TreatmentsCancer treatments work by st... Read More »