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Hi, my grandfather has had chemotherapy and now he is facing a hair loss. Why is it happening and is there any way to prevent it?

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Hi, as chemotherapy targets all rapidly dividing cells, and hair cells are also rapidly dividing as hair grows all the time. So, hair follicles actually are one of the fastest-growing cells in the body. A few weeks after starting chemo, a patient may lose some or all of it’s hair. This is usually dramatic and depressing for patient, and usually psychological help can be provided. Sometimes, even hair on the eyebrows and eyelashes, pubic hair, and legs, arms, or underarms can be effective. This side effect can not be prevented in any way.
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