Because chemotherapy drugs target rapidly reproducing cells in the body, hair follicles are commonly affected, resulting in thinning hair or hair loss. Losing your hair can be a difficult situation to deal with alone, but New Image is here to help. Here are a few common drugs that could potentially be used in a chemotherapy regimen:
Drugs that will usually cause hair loss: Adriamycin, Camptosar, Cytoxan, Daunomycin, Ellence, Hycamtin, Ifex, Navelbine, Taxol, Taxotere, and VePesid.
Drugs that may sometimes cause hair loss or thinning hair: Alkeran, Blenoxane, Cytosar, Eloxatin, Gemzar, Oncovin, Velban, and 5-fluorouracil.
Drugs that usually DO NOT cause hair loss: Avastin, Erbitux, Fludara, Gleevec, Herceptin, Iressa, Methotrexate, Novantrone, Paraplatin, Platinol, Rituxan, and Xeloda.
Please note that this list is not complete, and while hair loss is an unfortunate side-effect of chemotherapy you should not refuse a drug simply because it may cause you to lose your hair; you should always make your health and well-being your number one priority. Consult with your doctor, and identify the drug that gives you the best chance to lead a healthy, normal life.
If you should happen to be prescribed a drug likely to cause hair loss, be sure to stop by New Image Hair Clinic for a free consultation. We’re here to help you through this difficult time.
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