ALOPERCIA

It is the total or partial loss of head/body hair. It is one of the possible side effects of chemotherapy. In general, alopecia caused by chemotherapy is transitory, with head/body hair regrowth occurring in a variable period of time after the end of treatment. Among the chemotherapy medications that cause alopecia most frequently and most severely are:

  • Doxorubicin;
  • Paclitaxel;
  • Docetaxel;
  • Cytarabine (in high doses);
  • Methotrexate (in high doses);
  • Cyclophosphamide (high doses);
  • Ifosfamide (high doses).

However, most chemotherapy medications can cause some level of thinning and hair loss.

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