Why Chemotherapy Makes Your Hair Fall Out?


One of the treatment options for breast cancer is chemotherapy. A lot has changed about this treatment over the last few years and not all chemotherapy treatments are the same, it can vary greatly from patient to patient.

Read more about how genetic testing can reduce chemotherapy use in breast cancer patients.

But one thing is fairly common among patients who go through chemotherapy treatment and that is hair loss. Not all patients suffer from this side effect as it depends on the type of medicine mixed in the chemotherapy and because each patient is different. But why does your hair fall out when you under chemotherapy treatment?

In this video, shared by Today I Found Out, listen to Simon Whistler as he discusses why the common treatment for cancer makes body hair fall out? The answer is simple and it has to do with how different types of chemotherapy target cancer cells. Watch the video and learn more about it and find out the answers to this tricky but intriguing question.

Learn more tips on how to manage hair loss while going through chemotherapy.

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