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Chemotherapy and Radiation

Chemotherapy is used to treat and destroy cancer cells, which divides rapidly within the body. One side effect of chemotherapy is that is can cause hair loss. Usually the hair loss occurs very suddenly. It is recommended to cut the hair short before the hair loss occurs. It can take 6 months to one year before hair returns to its normal state. In some cases, the hair may not return to it's normal state.

If radiation is applied to the head or neck, hair loss will occur showing up as Alopecia. Sometimes the hair may not grow back.

It is recommended that all chemotherapy or radiation patients war a prosthesis (Hair Replacement) during and after their treatment until the natural hair re-grows. A prosthesis will not harm or damage the new hair re-growth or affect the treatment results.