Why We Loss Hair During Cancer Treatment?

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Loss Hair Reasons

Most of us do not know Why People with cancer Loss hair? it’s because chemotherapy targets all rapidly dividing cells—healthy cells as well as cancer cells. Hair follicles, as the structures in the skin filled with tiny blood vessels that make hair, are some of the fastest-growing cells in the body. So If you’re not in cancer treatment, your hair follicles will divide every 23 to 72 hours. But as the chemo does its work against cancer cells, it also destroys our hair cells. Within a few weeks of starting chemotherapy, you may lose hair during Cancer, some or all of your hair? Well that’s depends

If you are having the chemotherapy, your hair loss may be gradual or dramatic, clumps in your hairbrush, handfuls in the bathtub drain or on your pillow. Whichever way it happens, it’s startling and depressing, & you’ll need a lot of support during this time.

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Look at the innocence in his eyes

Some of the “chemotherapy” drugs affect only the hair on your head.and Others cause the loss of eyebrows and eyelashes, pubic hair, and hair on your legs, arms, or underarms.

“The extent of the “hair loss” depends on which drugs or other treatments are used by the patient, and for how long. The various classes of chemotherapy drugs all produce different reactions.”

Another reason could be the timing of your treatments will also affect hair loss. Some types of chemotherapy are given weekly and in small doses, and this minimizes hair loss. Other treatments are aso scheduled every three to four weeks in higher doses and may be more likely to cause more hair loss.

Loss Hair Before and After
Picture of a Cancer Survivor after treatment

Chemotherapy drugs

  • Adriamycin (the “A” in CAF chemo treatment) this medicine causes complete hair loss on the head, usually during the first few weeks of treatment. Sadly Some women also lose eyelashes and eyebrows.
  • Methotrexate (the “M” in CMF chemo treatment)This Drugs thins hair in some people but not others. And it’s rare to have complete hair loss from methotrexate.
  • Cytoxan and 5-fluorouracil cause minimal hair loss in most women, but some patient may lose a great deal.
  • Taxol usually causes complete hair loss, including head, eyebrows, lashes, pubic area, legs, and arms.
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Other types of breast cancer treatments may also cause of hair loss. For example,

Radiation treatment for Cancer

Radiation only causes hair loss on the particular part of the body treated. Suppose If radiation is used to treat the breast, there will be no hair loss on your head. But there might be loss of hair around the nipple, for women who have hair in that location. Radiation to the brain, used to treat metastatic cancer in the brain, usually causes complete hair loss on the head.

Hormonal treatments

Tamoxifen may cause some thinning of your hair, but not baldness. That’s good !

“No matter how forewarned you are and how ready you think you are, it’s always a terrible shock when your hair falls out. but in most of the cases after a while, most of the patient start Liking their new look.”

Cancer survivors

Also Check out https://dailytopinformation.com/10-facts-about-cancer/

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