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Chemotherapy and Medical Hair Loss
You might not think about how important your hair is until you face loosing it. If you have been recently diagnosed with cancer and are about to undergo chemotherapy or other treatments, the chance of hair loss is very real. Hair loss is one of the most feared side-effects of chemotherapy a patient has after being diagnosed.
Why Does Hair Loss Occur During Chemotherapy?
Many chemotherapy agents are designed to kill fast growing cells, whether they are healthy growing cells or cancer cells. Because hair follicle cells are fast growing, many chemotherapy drugs can cause hair loss.
What To Expect During Treatment
Discuss with your cancer care team about hair loss and other side effects of treatment before the treatment begins. The best way for you to deal with impending hair loss is to plan ahead. Whether you choose to conceal your hair loss is a personal choice – but it’s easier to plan for it now rather than later. The “planning” is where we come in…In a complimentary, private consultation, our hair loss specialist will walk you through the process and help you find out if the cost is covered by your insurance provider. The good news is there are options…and we are here to help.
What Tom Magliaro’s Can Offer
Custom Medical Hair Prosthesis- This is currently the most natural looking solution available. Much like a non-surgical hair system, medical hair prostheses or a medical hair “system” is prescribed to meet the patients’ individual hair needs. The custom system can completely re-create the hair style the patient had prior to hair loss.
*Insurance coverage may apply – varies per individual provider and policy.*
If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with cancer and may have to undergo chemotherapy, visit our website at www.tmhair.com to find out more information on what we can do to help you.