When and how your falls out or starts to thin depends on the type of drugs used, the dose and how often you have chemotherapy. If you have chemotherapy every two to three weeks, hair loss will usually start two to three weeks after your first treatment, but it may take time for all your hair to come out. If you have chemotherapy every week, the hair loss may also happen more slowly.
Managing hair loss can be difficult. The organisation Cancer Hair Care offer specific support to anyone experiencinghair lossfrom cancer treatment.
Talking to someone who has had a similar experience can also be helpful and ourSomeone Like Meservicecan arrange forone of our volunteersto talk to you by email or telephone. Our volunteershave had a personal experience of breast cancer and are trained to provide support.