Side effects and symptoms

Hair loss

Cancer treatment can cause hair loss. Find ways to cope, and to look after your hair and scalp.

Coping with hair loss

A man and two women are sat at a table, the words 'experiencing hair loss' are written along the bottom.

Coping with hair loss

Treatment for cancer can cause hair loss. We brought cancer patients Amanda, Lurline and Doug together to share their experiences.

About our cancer information videos

Treatment for cancer can cause hair loss. We brought cancer patients Amanda, Lurline and Doug together to share their experiences.

About our cancer information videos

Scalp cooling

Scalp cooling may help reduce hair loss from the head caused by some chemotherapy drugs. Treating thinning hair carefully can also prevent further hair loss.

After treatment

Your hair may grow back after treatment but it might have changed. It’s important to care for your new hair.