How will Chemotherapy Affect my Hair?

How will Chemotherapy Affect my Hair?

Hair growth is cyclical and occurs in three concurrent phases: anagen (growth), catagen (cessation), and telogen (rest). The anagen growth phase is the longest out of the three phases, lasting an average of 2-6 years. At any given time, 85-90% of hair is in the anagen phase. During this phase,

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What do I need to know about finasteride?

What do I need to know about finasteride?

Finasteride (Propecia®) has been in use since the 1990s and is an indispensable part of hair care for thousands of men. Finasteride works by decreasing the levels of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) (1). Higher amounts of DHT in men promote the shrinking of hair follicles, resulting in thinning/loss of hair.

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