Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
163 Doctors are Online

Does shaving the head before chemotherapy for breast cancer cause any complications ?

My wife has been diagonised for breast cancer . First chemotherapay has been done about 20 days back and next due is tomorrow. Her hair started falling and getting fixed like as if hair is melting. Can removing full hair will help 21.4.2011
Asked On : Thu, 21 Apr 2011
Answers:  2 Views:  61
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
  Anonymous's Response
I went through the same thing as your wife. My hair dropped too and my oncologist suggested that I shaved my hair.
Frankly I didn't and it made things worst as my hair was literally everywhere, it was rather messy. So in the end I shaved it all off. But a rest assure after the treatment is over her hair will grow back, my did!
Answered: Fri, 22 Apr 2011
  User's Response
welcome to health care magic forum,
this is one of the common side effect of chemotherapy, full removal will not help, it is better to use Homeopathic medication at this time with chemotherapy to prevent from it's side effects, and try to keep her nutrition as good as possible.

for more info mail us at or visit us at
Answered: Thu, 21 Apr 2011
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor