“There are studies that show that for many women, losing their hair is worse than losing a breast. That’s because you can conceal the loss of a breast, but hair loss is so obvious and apparent.”
— Marisa Weiss, M.D., president and founder, Breastcancer.org
Concern over hair loss weighs heavily on women faced with breast cancer. So much so, in fact, that some women choose to forego or put off treatment out of fear that their hair will not return.
As recent medical studies confirm, this fear is unfounded for the majority of women. In a study of women who had finished chemotherapy 3-5 years earlier:
- Approximately 98% of patients experience scalp hair loss during chemotherapy
- 94% of patients experience more than 80% hair loss
- Color change is noticed by 44% of patients
- Less than 80% of hair volume was recovered in over 50% of patients after a year of recovery
- A significant number of patients had not recovered their hair even 3-5 years after treatment
Our clinical experience mirrors these findings. We have treated many clients who are cancer survivors. They all come to us at different stages of recovery, but all of them are looking for answers and solutions to their lack of hair regrowth.
For those whose hair does not return on its own after chemo treatment, the Harklinikken extract has proven successful in many cases, visibly regrowing hair and improving hair density in those who qualify.
For anyone facing breast cancer, your health is the foremost concern. We hope that you’ll find these studies and results assuring—after treatment, you can make not only a healthy but beautiful recovery.
If you are ready to learn more about our options for hair regrowth and whether or not they are appropriate for you, take out assessment.
If you or someone you know is experiencing or recovering from cancer, download our tip sheet to learn about caring for hair throughout treatment.