PROSTATE CANCER AND HAIR LOSS: 3 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
It’s already at the end of the month, but it’s never too late to remember the Blue November campaign launched by the Ministry of Health and many other organizations for prostate cancer awareness. Unfortunately, this problem still affects men a lot. More than 61,000 cases were reported this year alone, according to the National Cancer Institute. Prostate cancer is also the second most common cancer among men. So what does all this have to do with hair? We separated 3 things you need to know!
1. Premature hair loss can be a warning.
Suffering from hair loss does not mean that the man has a disease such as prostate cancer. However, this can be a signal when the wires are severely dropped. In the research universe in this area, French experts have already studied this relationship, which was published in 2011 in the Annals of Oncology. In the study, doctors compared 388 men with prostate tumors with 281 healthy men. One result was that men who were bald before the age of 30 were more likely to develop the disease. Now, the risk was much lower for patients who experienced baldness after age 40. It is common to associate baldness with androgenic hormones such as testosterone, and 50% of the male universe can develop baldness at some point in life, but may be calm. When in doubt, consulting the right specialist makes the difference.
2. Alopecia after chemotherapy: what to do?
Hair loss is a common side effect if you are being treated for prostate cancer. Because although chemotherapy is very effective in removing cancer cells, it is to eliminate many cells responsible for hair growth with sessions.
At this point, the most important step is your recovery and all sessions with the oncologist. Of course, after a while, many patients want to reconstruct their hair and wonder if it is possible to do something with alopecia. Yes it is possible! Ideally, first of all, it is an assessment. Because only this communication will determine when is the best time to think about a treatment and which technique is best for your case.
3. How does hair transplant and transplant work after chemotherapy?
Many people who take a look at the previous issue wonder whether it is safe and possible to have a transplant or hair transplant after chemotherapy. The answer is positive, but evaluation is essential before deciding what will work for you. Hair transplantation is usually indicated when the effects of chemotherapy are too strong. However, thanks to the developments in hair medicine, this process brings very natural and effective results. Transplantation can be done when hair loss is not complete.