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Ways to Manage Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

If you are undergoing chemotherapy as part of your lung cancer treatment, it's possible that you'll lose your hair. Here's how to handle this very visible side effect. By Krisha McCoy If chemotherapy (drug therapy) is part of your lung cancer treatment, you may lose your hair — not just on your scalp but all over your body. Some people decide to take control of the situation by shaving their head before their hair falls out, while others let it happen on its own. Either way, hair loss can be distressing. Some simple steps can help you minimize the loss and manage the emotional toll. Why Hair Loss Happens Along with surgery and radiation treatments, people with lung cancer sometimes receive chemotherapy to shrink a tumor or reduce the chances...