Health and Beauty

hair regrowth after chemotherapy

Saving cancer patients' hair could be so easy

For anyone diagnosed with cancer the biggest fear (aside from the obvious) is the prospect of chemotherapy. The word “chemo” conjures up our worst, most visceral mental images of a cancer patient — someone who is thin, bald, sick. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, the prospect of months of gruelling chemotherapy left me near-paralyzed with fear.

Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that attacks all rapidly dividing cells in your body. Cancer is, by its very nature, the rapid division of cells, so chemo can stop cancer in its tracks. Unfortunately, the other type of rapidly dividing cell in your body is the hair follicle, which means chemotherapy, particularly the variety used to treat breast cancer, almost always results in total hair loss. While I didn’t want to spend six months bedridden and vomiting, with my immune system destroyed, worried that the poisons I was willingly pumping through my veins wouldn’t succeed in obliterating the tumor trying to kill me, I also worried about how I’d be seen by the rest of the world. I didn’t want to be a sick person, and I didn’t want cancer to subsume my identity.

What shampoo is Robin Roberts, from Good Morning America, using for hair regrowth after chemotherapy?

I saw the episode where she "flipped" her wig for good and she mentioned something about hair fertilizer, but there are a couple out there and I didn't know if anyone knew which one she is using because I am a cancer patient myself and about


I don't know of any shampoo that will make your hair grow faster post chemo. I do know from personal experience that it came back nice and thick. Unfortunately it was temporary. Once the hair folicles get back into normal growth patterns they start


I don't know of any shampoo that will make your hair grow faster post chemo. I do know from personal experience that it came back nice and thick. Unfortunately it was temporary. Once the hair folicles get back into normal growth patterns they start

Hair regrowth after chemotherapy.?

So my best friend was just diagnosed with cancer and wants to know percentages on hair regrowth after chemotherapy. And percentages for the amount of patients that their hair grows back the same way as it was before chemotherapy. ?


I had serious cancer with a lot of chemo. My hair came out. It grew back curly at first, but then was normal which for me was completely straight.

The funny thing was that while hair has a maximum length it grows to, after mine grew very


Not all chemo causes hair loss and not everyone getting chemo will lose their hair. I had chemo for 8 months and didn't lose any hair, but I lost hair where the radiation went in and came out of my head. My hair grew back a darker color and curly, but


I had serious cancer with a lot of chemo. My hair came out. It grew back curly at first, but then was normal which for me was completely straight.

The funny thing was that while hair has a maximum length it grows to, after mine grew very