Cancer and Hair Loss
11:30 - 12:30
November 15, 2018
Hair is a secondary sexual characteristic and as such it can have a significant adverse emotional impact. Affecting morale, confidence and self-esteem, many people’s personalities are influenced by their hair.
Scalp hair is also an extremely good barometer of our general well-being. Nutrition, weight changes, hormones and stress can all influence scalp hair growth. However, the most profound affect is cancer chemotherapy.
In this session I will explain the pathway of specific drugs on the hair cycle, the prognosis of hair regrowth and the effects of radiotherapy, scalp cooling, camouflaging hair loss and hair transplantation.
- Normal scalp hair cycle versus changes in cancer chemotherapy.
- Preparing for hair loss and the emotional impact.
- Options available for people with hair loss.
- Advice as hair grows back.
- Effect of Radiotherapy on hair follicles.
- Glenn Lyons Senior Consultant Trichologist, Director at Philip Kingsley Trichological Clinic - Philip Kingsley Clinic