Can Cancer Cause Hair Loss?

There are many kinds of cancer, each is targeting a different place in the body, sort of speak. I was wondering if there a type of cancer that can cause hair loss?

2 Answers to “Can Cancer Cause Hair Loss?”

  1. Will Says:

    Cancer does not actually cause hair loss or damage to hair follicles but treatments used to fight this illness often do.

    Today, an individual doesn’t have any choice of treatment, except between chemotherapy and radiation. As always expected, these two could result to hair loss as a side effect. Many people suffering from cancer also have severe depression, a direct contributor to hair-loss.

  2. Emma Says:

    No, cancer does not affect hair follicles, so when left untreated, no cancer disease can cause hair loss.

    However, once radiation or chemotherapy treatments start, some hair loss is inevitable.

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