Coping with chemotherapy-induced hair loss
Full article: https://www.survivornet.com/articles/making-peace-with-hair-loss-stephanie-hess-shares-her-ovarian-cancer-story/
Ovarian cancer survivor Stephanie Hess shared her personal story about how she coped with hair loss. This XRAY review also includes treatments to reduce this common side effect of chemotherapy. (9/28/20)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- Will my treatment result in temporary hair loss?
- Will my hair likely grow back the way it was before?
- Are there any treatments to reduce hair loss during chemotherapy or to help hair regrow after chemotherapy?
- What is scalp cooling?
- What side effects can occur after scalp cooling?
- How much does scalp cooing cost? Will it be covered by my health insurance?
- What other side effects should I expect from chemotherapy?
Open Clinical Trials
The following studies are looking at management of side effects:
- NCT04533763: Living WELL: A Web-Based Program for Ovarian Cancer Survivors. This studies a group-based and web-delivered tool for ovarian cancer survivors in increasing quality of life and decreasing stress, depressive mood, anxiety, and fatigue across a 12-month period.
- NCT05047926: Prehabilitation for Advanced Ovarian Cancer Patients. Prehabilitation may improve peri-operative outcomes in patients undergoing cancer surgery. This study will look at structured activity for women undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy to improve their physical state prior to surgical intervention and thus improve outcomes.
FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.