Chemotherapy and Hair Loss

One of the most significant concerns for patients following a diagnosis of cancer is the side effect of losing their hair. For many, especially for those who have experienced a full, thick head of hair throughout their lifetime, the thought of losing it can be devastating. Chemotherapy treatment owes its effectiveness to a variety of powerful medications which are designed to quickly attack the compromised, cancerous cells. Unfortunately, in addition to treating cancer, the medications also attack the roots of your hair. This can cause the hair to fall out very quickly, even in large clumps, or gradually over time. Some of the most common medications leading to hair loss include:

  • Altretamine
  • Carboplatin
  • Cisplatin
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Docetaxel
  • Doxorubicin
  • Epirubicin
  • Fluorouracil
  • Gemcitabine
  • Idarubicin
  • Ifosfamide
  • Paclitaxel
  • Vincristine
  • Vinorelbine

How Dr. Ross Can Help

The added stress of losing hair can make a serious diagnosis even more difficult to manage and overcome. At La Mesa Hair Restoration we understand how overwhelming this time can be and the role your hair plays in your overall self-confidence. Fortunately, through our advanced techniques, including FUT (follicular unit transplantation), FUE (follicular unit extraction), and other hair restoration solutions, we can help you regain the fuller, thicker, and healthier head of hair you desire.

Regain Fuller, Healthier Hair

Whether you are currently noticing thinning hair, or you are recovering from a disease that caused your hair loss, we will design a personalized approach that can help you achieve your goals. To learn more, please contact Dr. Ross at (619) 825-7386.

About Brandon Ross MD