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What can you do to treat hair loss from breast cancer treatment?

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Some women prepare by getting a short hair style before starting chemo. You can also try hair wraps and wigs. Some women choose not to cover up their hair loss. And not everyone loses their hair during cancer treatment. It depends on the type of chemo you get and the dose. Your doctor can tell you if you can expect hair loss.

While some women will notice their hair gets thinner, others will lose it completely, including eyelashes and eyebrows. Sometimes it happens suddenly, or you may have a more gradual loss a few weeks after you start treatment.

SOURCES: American Cancer Society. National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 27, 2017

SOURCES: American Cancer Society. National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 27, 2017

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