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Published: 31 Oct 2018
Next review: 30 Apr 2021
Edition: 12

A guide for people whose hair has been affected by cancer treatment for instance by becoming thinner or falling out. 

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Published: 31 Oct 2018
Next review: 30 Apr 2021
Edition: 12

A guide for people whose hair has been affected by cancer treatment for instance by becoming thinner or falling out. 

About this booklet

This booklet is about hair loss. It is for anyone coping with changes to their hair during and after cancer treatment.

This booklet includes information about:

- how cancer treatment may affect your hair

- how to prepare for and cope with hair loss

- practical tips on wigs, headscarves, hats and turbans.

- what to expect after treatment finishes.

We hope it helps you deal with some of the questions or feelings you may have. You can also talk to your doctor or nurse about how cancer treatment may affect you.

Visit our online information about hair loss.

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