Hair Following Chemo

When does the hair grow back after having chemo? Dawn Villines gave some good information for those recovering from hair loss after receiving chemo. The article was reviewed by Christina Chun, MPH.

Regrowth of hair after chemotherapy is a visible and heartening sign. Chemo can destroy cancer cells, but it also kills healthy cells, too. The regrowth process is slow but steady, and hair loss is rarely a permanent condition. Some fast facts on hair growth after chemo are:

  • Hair loss can vary from total to patchy with some people’s hair simply becoming thinner or brittle.
  • People whose …read more

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