No treatment exists that can guarantee your hair won’t fall out during or after chemotherapy. Several treatments have been investigated as possible ways to prevent hair loss, but none has been absolutely effective, including: Scalp cooling caps (scalp hypothermia).
Do all breast cancer chemo drugs cause hair loss?
Not all chemotherapy will make your hair fall out. Some drugs don’t cause any hair loss, some cause hair to thin, while others make hair fall out completely. How much hair you lose will depend on the type of drugs you are given and the dose.
Is it better to shave your head during chemo?
Consider shaving your head.
Some people report that their scalps feel itchy, sensitive and irritated during their treatments and while their hair is falling out.
Will my hair ever go back to normal after chemo?
For most people, hair will start to return to normal about 12 months after treatment is complete. And within 5 years, almost everyone who has chemotherapy-related hair loss sees complete hair regrowth. Talk with your doctor if you’re concerned about post-chemo hair loss or any other side effects of your treatment.
What should you not do after chemo?
Practice safe eating and drinking during cancer treatment.
- DO NOT eat or drink anything that may be undercooked or spoiled.
- Make sure your water is safe.
- Know how to cook and store foods safely.
- Be careful when you eat out. DO NOT eat raw vegetables, meat, fish, or anything else you are not sure is safe.