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Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Hair https://drthomaslodi.com/why-do-cance… The question of why do cancer patients lose hair is actually not a valid one. The reason being is that cancer does not cause hair loss. The only exception would be is if you were in the late stages of cancer and were in a state of severe malnutrition for a long period of time. When we see hair loss it’s always due to chemotherapy or radiation but the vast majority is due to the chemo treatments. What chemotherapy does is go after the rapidly dividing cells and it’s more toxic to those cells. Now, our skin is also rapidly dividing as we have new skin over our entire body in about 6 weeks. What is in our skin and part of our skin is what’s called appendages such as hair, hair follicles and glands. So, our hair is also rapidly dividing as it naturally grows and is the reason we need haircuts. The other rapidly dividing cells are in our gastrointestinal cells. We have new linings to our stomach, small intestines and large intestines every 3 days as new cells are rapidly dividing. Any place in the human body that has rapidly dividing cells will be affected by chemotherapy. That’s why we often see people who have started chemo treatments and within a week they have no hair left or have just patches of hair left. And, some people might feel fine even while losing their hair but what happens is once their “toxic cup” is full and more is added, every little bit will cause a problem. Again, hair loss is not caused by cancer it is caused by the conventional therapies and treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. Feel free to use these additional search terms to find us on the internet; Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Hair Rapidly, Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Hair Quickly, Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Hair So Fast, Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Hair Immediately, Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Hair Right Away, Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Hair Very Quickly, Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Hair Fast, Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Hair At Once, Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Hair After Starting Chemotherapy.    • Chemotherapy And Hair Loss      / thomaslodimd  

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