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Will I lose my hair with chemotherapy / radiotherapy?

Will I lose my hair? A question asked almost simultaneously when telling a patient they need chemotherapy. Throughout history, hair has been a symbol of strength and beauty. So, it is understandable why the idea of losing your hair can be distressing.

This week, the regulatory agency in the US (the Federal Drug Administration) approved a new kind of cooling cap, the DigniCap. 70-80% of those who tried the DigniCap felt that it helped save the hair on their scalp when they were going through chemo. It will now hopefully start to be installed in infusion wards ...