Timing of Radiation Therapy May Influence Hair Loss

An estimated 1 in 2 patients who suffer with cancer will experience radiation therapy, according to statistics gathered by the National Cancer Institute. While the treatment has been show to be effective in killing malignant cancer cells, it is also notorious for causing serious collateral damage. Specifically, radiation therapy may cause a variety of side effects because it has the potential to harm healthy cells along with cancerous ones. A new study indicates that physicians might be able to limit that collateral damage, however. Researchers have found that hair loss can be reduced from more than 80% to just under 15%, simply by administering radiation therapy when cells are most active. Join the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami to learn more about this groundbreaking new study.


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