Losing your hair due to cancer treatment can be difficult to cope with. There is support available.
Find out how chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other treatments may affect your hair.
If you're likely to lose hair during treatment, there are things you can do to prepare. You may choose to get a wig or buy a hat in advance.
Scalp cooling can sometimes reduce or prevent hair loss caused by chemotherapy. We have information about different types of scalp cooling.
It's important to take good care of your hair and your skin during and after cancer treatment.
Read Aoife's post about the rights of people affected by cancer in the workplace. She explains how the law can help job applicants, employees and the self-employed.
Share experiences and advice on practical issues when living with cancer, such as money, work, benefits, transport, food and drink, organising support at home, or getting specialist equipment.
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