+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2016

    Default Can chemotherapy affect hair growth?

    Chemotherapy can cause hair cells to stop dividing, resulting in hair loss.

    In some cases patients lose as much as 90% of their scalp hair, others lose none. Sometimes this hair grows back when the cancer treatment ends, sometimes it doesn't. Common chemotherapy drugs that can hair loss include methotrexate, cyclophosohamide, bleomycin, doxorubicin, mitomycin, cytarabine, vinblastine and vincristine.

    In many cases, hair begins to grow back two to three months after chemotherapy is over. New hair may be different than it used to be in terms of texture, thickness and color. Itís common for hair to grow back finer, curlier and grayer than it was before.

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2016


    Yes, By chemotherapy will defiantly lose hair cells.

  3. #3
    IAHRS Recommended Hair Transplant Surgeon Rashid Rashid, MD, PhD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Houston, TX


    Yes, you can get permanent or temporary hair loss, color change, and texture change. Our team published a peer-reviewed manuscript on this topic. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22178150
    Rashid M. Rashid M.D, Ph.D.
    Member, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
    View my IAHRS Profile
    Website: www.hairphysician.com
    Phone: 713-234-6789

Similar Threads

  1. UW professor may have found cure to hair loss from chemotherapy
    By chef789 in forum Cutting Edge / Future Treatments
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 09-21-2014, 01:54 PM
  2. Will Finasteride Affect my Beard Growth?
    By Kfondrie in forum Men's Hair Loss: Start Your Own Topic
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-10-2014, 12:18 AM
  3. Does mpb affect the speed of your hair growth??
    By Breaking Bald in forum Men's Hair Loss: Start Your Own Topic
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-20-2013, 08:47 AM
  4. Do products made to slow beard grown affect the scalp growth?
    By LifeLearner in forum Hair Loss Treatments
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-27-2011, 06:53 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts


hair transplant surgeons

» The Bald Truth

» Recent Threads

Do I have any hope?
10-16-2016 07:11 PM
by B231
Last Post By Stevedawg18
Today 09:35 AM
New hope. Not gho.
04-29-2012 10:01 PM
Last Post By chippy
Today 09:03 AM
Worried and lost, what to do
10-24-2016 03:21 PM
by unlucky
Today 06:39 AM
i can't take it anymore !
09-11-2016 10:35 AM
Last Post By Petsy
Today 06:13 AM
JAK Inhibitors and Hair Loss - Dr. Angela Christiano Interview
12-16-2015 12:43 PM
Last Post By Cantona
Today 03:49 AM