Many Cancer patients consider their loss of hair it as the most traumatic side effect of chemotherapy. This type of Alopecia can also serve as a constant reminder of the Cancer and its painful treatment. Patients experiencing hair loss encounter shedding of hair, obstacles to routine hair grooming, and difficulty in maintaining body heat, particularly at night, as well as scalp sensitivity and tenderness. Hair loss can also evoke feelings of low self-esteem and fear of how an altered appearance will be perceived by others.
Cancer therapy is different for every patient. Since each person will respond differently to his/her drug regimen, it is important to know that hair loss is likely, but that it may or may not occur. Before your regimen begins, consult your physician about the likelihood and location of hair loss. Then contact HRC. Our Oncology Hair Loss experts can design a hair system for you to wear after your treatment that exactly mimics your own natural look before you lose your hair.