A cancer diagnosis is generally hardest on patients in the first week or two when it’s new. This is a time when a lot of questions need to be answered and not all the answers are available.
Fortunately, one of the most important questions – will this alter my appearance? –can be managed. That question is usually about hair loss and hair loss solutions. It varies by individual and by the nature of the cancer and the treatment for it. Cancer-related hair loss occurs in both men and women, as well as children. There are varying hair loss treatmentsfor each, if and when hair loss occurs.
For anyone concerned about the effects of chemotherapy and other medications on hair, we recommend you take the following steps:
There’s a lot to think about and manage when undergoing treatment for cancer. At least where it comes to hair loss, you have many tools at your disposal.