Breast cancer and hair loss (BCC54)

Many people with breast cancer will lose their hair as a result of their treatment. Some find this a particularly distressing experience. This booklet explains how hair loss happens and the effect it may have on you. It discusses wigs, scarves and other headwear. It has practical hints and tips on caring for your hair and scalp during and after treatment, different ways of tying scarves and using cosmetics to replace eyebrows and eyelashes. Last reviewed November 2014; next review 2016

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