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An OncoLink visitor asks about hair loss due to chemotherapy:
Why does chemotherapy cause hair loss? Do all chemotherapy drugs cause hair loss? Which chemotherapy drugs cause hair loss? Is the hair loss permanent? What can I do if hair loss is expected with my chemotherapy treatment? How do I care for my wig?
Why does chemotherapy cause hair loss?
Chemotherapy kills both cancerous cells and other normal cells in your body. The normal cells in your body that are most at risk for being killed by chemotherapy are those that are growing at a fast rate. Because the cells responsible for hair growth are dividing at a rapid rate, they are sometimes destroyed by chemotherapy. Thinning of hair and, in some cases, complete hair loss may result.
Do all chemotherapy drugs cause hair loss?
No. In fact, many chemotherapy drugs have no effect of your hair. Many others cause only thinning of your hair, which is often not detected by many persons.
Which chemotherapy drugs cause hair loss?
Of the chemotherapy drugs commonly used to treat cancer, several are known to cause hair loss. It is important to keep in mind, however, that many factors such as the dose, route of administration, combination of drugs, and other individual characteristics will all impact on whether or not hair loss occurs as well as the degree of hair loss experienced. The chemotherapy drugs most often associated with hair loss are:
Other chemotherapy durgs which are less frequently associated with hair loss, either because the frequency of hair loss or degree of hair loss is less, include: bleomycin, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), and methotrexate.
Some options to consider include:
Some insurance companies provide coverage for the purchase of wigs. Check with your insurance company regarding coverage and limits. Keep in mind that the cost of wigs, scarves, false eyelashes, etc. are tax-deductible medical expenses.
How do I care for my wig?
Most wig salons will provide you with specific instructions on the care of your wig. Some things to do to maintain your wig include:
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