Does cancer cause someone to lose their hair?

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asked Oct 7, 2017 in Diseases Conditions by nitricsmuth (430 points)
Does cancer cause someone to lose their hair?

When someone has cancer I notice that the persons hair goes away? Is it the cancer that causes the hair loss in cancer patients or is it something else?

Will a cancer patients hair grow back?

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answered Oct 8, 2017 by Mechanic21 (19,610 points)
Actually it's not the cancer itself that causes someone to lose their hair when they have cancer.

It's actually the chemo that the cancer patient goes through that causes the hair loss in the cancer patient.

Most times the hair will grow back but sometimes it doesn't.

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