USEFUL INFORMATION ON CHEMOTHERAPY HAIR LOSS
Hair loss is the most obvious side effect of chemotherapy. Most patients undergoing chemotherapy worry about how to deal with partial or total hair loss. However, what every patient and their loved ones need to know is that hair loss is a temporary condition and not permanent.
And this is exactly what we take care to emphasize to each patient from our first contact with him. There is no doubt that the experience of hair loss adds to a number of difficult and painful issues that a cancer patient has to deal with immediately.
However, if the latter – and those close to him – realize that hair loss is temporary, they will have already achieved a first victory in the difficult war. Often, the result for the patient who sees his hair fall out is a sharp drop in mood and self-confidence.
If you or a loved one is going to experience chemotherapy, look at it in its proper dimension.
Think about what you could do best to deal with it.
We will help you find the best solution that suits your needs and desires.
What exactly does Hair Loss caused by Chemotherapy mean?
No matter how thick or how much hair he has. It is certainly difficult for someone to face two difficult situations at the same time.
One concerns his Health and Survival and the other his hair loss, a development that means a significant change in his appearance.
Hair loss is a change that a person perceives negatively, which deprives him of his good mood, but also his self-confidence.
The worst thing in this case is that these negative emotions aggravate the course of his treatment.
Apart from the body, the soul also suffers.
We all know – and it is scientifically proven – that good psychology during the period of chemotherapy helps the patient to respond more effectively to it.
This increases the chances of a cure or a better course of all his treatment.
What is the mechanism of Hair Loss?
Chemotherapy is designed to destroy these rapidly proliferating cells. At the same time, it inhibits their reproductive mechanism.
Hair cells are also known to multiply very quickly. This is the reason for the growth and development of our hair.
And here’s the problem: Chemotherapy can not tell the difference between fast-growing cancer cells and fast-growing hair cells.
The result is the fight against both cell types. For this reason there is temporary hair loss.
Most people who undergo chemotherapy start to see a sharp hair loss about 2-3 weeks after it starts.
Hair loss lasts as long as the patient undergoes chemotherapy. New hair begins to grow one to two months after the end of chemotherapy.
Hair grows – under normal conditions – about 1 cm per month.
This means that it takes 4-6 months to reach a relatively acceptable length.