Will there be hair loss because of chemotherapy?

Hair loss may occur, but not with all chemotherapy drugs. The amount of hair lost depends on the type of chemotherapy drug, and also varies from slight thinning to complete loss or baldness.

Hair loss affects the scalp, eyebrows and eyelashes, legs, armpits, and pubic area. The patient may begin to lose hair as early as two to three weeks after the first treatment.

The hair loss associated with chemotherapy is transient, and the hair will grow back within about 2-3 weeks after finishing the treatment. The color or texture of the new hair may differ from the one that the patient had before treatment.

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