Hair loss and hair care
Hair is important to everyone's appearance and self-image, so losing your hair can be a distressing experience. Some patients feel anxious when they find out their treatment will affect their hair. If you feel worried, you may find that talking to the staff caring for you helps. They will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Your hair will nearly always grow back once you have finished your treatment. An exception to this is certain types of radiotherapy which may result in permanent hair loss in the area treated.
Find out more about hair loss during cancer treatment.
If you do not lose your hair, be sure to take care of it and treat it as gently as possible. Chemotherapy in particular may cause your hair to become dry and brittle.
Find out more about hair care during cancer treatment.