Certain chemotherapy drugs target fast-growing cancer cells. Since your hair is made of the fastest-growing cells in your body, the drugs mistake them for cancer cells and destroy them as well. The good news is that it’s only temporary.
No, hair loss depends on the type of drug, the dosage, and individual reaction to the treatment. Your nurse or doctor may tell you whether you should expect hair loss as a side effect of your particular treatment.
It’s best to shop for your hairpiece before you start treatment. This can help your consultant see and match your current hairstyle. You’ll feel prepared knowing your choices beforehand, even if you’re not ready to buy a wig yet.
Make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation with your wig fitter, and allow around an hour and a half for the fitting.
Style your hair as you usually do, or bring photos of your desired hair length or hairstyle. Bringing a lock can help us match the color if you’ve lost your hair. If possible, ensure to bring your insurance cards and prescription.
We also recommend that you bring one person who can encourage you and be honest in helping you make your selection. You can bring as many individuals as you please, but too many opinions can make the process overwhelming.
Each individual’s experience is unique, but you can expect some common things. Hair loss usually occurs between 10 to 17 days after your first treatment. Before hair loss starts, most people experience an itchy or sore scalp and brittle or limp hair.
Shedding may start slowly but accelerate over the next few days until the hair is gone. In addition, many people lose pubic hair at this time. Leg and underarm hair and eyebrows and eyelashes may also come out at this time, though often this occurs later if at all.
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