Elaine Explains:… Cancer, Tumours & Hair Loss

Remember this? The day Angel’s hair’s started to fall out?

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Why do people with cancer have hair loss or go bald?

When you have any form of treatment – particularly chemo or radiotherapy, unfortunately, these treatments can also affect the normal cells in the body, including the cells of the hair follicles.

This causes hair loss, also known as alopecia. Unlike cancer cells, however, the normal cells quickly recover, so if you lose your hair due to chemotherapy, it will almost always grow back when your treatment is over.

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