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

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Not everyone will lose their hair during cancer treatment. It depends on the type of chemotherapy 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.

Some women prepare by getting a short hair style before chemotherapy begins. You can also try hair wraps and wigs.

When hair grows back, the texture may be different, but many women won’t notice any changes. The good news about hair loss is that it stops once treatment is over. After a few months, hair can regrow completely.

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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