Tag : chemotherapy

How Drugs Get From the Test Tubes to Us, Part 1

With all the advances that have been made so far, we’ve come to expect that medical science can successfully treat much of what ails us. And if there isn’t a solution at the moment, we like to think that one is just around the corner. read more

Worried about Hair Loss?

Losing your hair after chemotherapy treatment is quite common. The hair folicles weaken, therefore the hair falls out faster than usual.

Losing your hair after chemotherapy treatment is quite common. The hair folicles weaken, therefore the hair falls out faster than usual. Depending on the exact type of chemotherapy you have, hair loss starts anywhere between one to three weeks once your chemotherapy starts. Once the treatment is complete, you will notice your hair growing back. Sometimes it may not grow back just like it was before, people with curly hair have been known to have it grow back straight. Sometimes dark hair will grow back lighter. These changes are usually just temporary.
read more