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Why does chemotherapy cause hair loss?

Why does chemotherapy cause hair loss?

Chemotherapy is an umbrella term for any cancer treatment using what are known as cytostatics. Cancerous cells divide rapidly and cytostatic drugs are drugs that set out to destroy these rapidly dividing cells or to delay their growth. Unfortunately, they also destroy other rapidly dividing cells such as the cells in our follicles that make our hair grow. This is why chemotherapy can also cause hair loss.

Caleb Watson