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Hair Loss - Prevention

Hair loss that is caused by medicines, stress, lack of protein or iron, or hair care may be prevented.

Avoiding certain medicines, reducing stress, getting adequate protein and iron in your diet, and using hairstyles that don't damage your hair may reduce or prevent hair loss.

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Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

Some of the newer, more targeted chemotherapy drugs will not affect your hair. But the majority of drugs used do cause hair loss. Unfortunately, there's nothing you can do to prevent it. Depending on the drug, your hair may gradually thin before you lose it -- or you may lose all your hair at once. For example: The breast cancer drug Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) causes hair thinning but not complete hair loss. Adrucil (fluorouracil) does not cause hair loss. Adriamycin (doxorubicin) causes...

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Inherited hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) cannot be prevented.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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