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Hair loss during breast cancer treatment (factsheet)

Because it's visible to others, hair loss (alopecia) can be one of the more distressing aspects of treatment for breast cancer. The hair loss fact sheet looks at how to prepare yourself if hair loss occurs, and steps you can take to reduce its impact.

Year first published or reviewed: 2011

Last updated on: 30-07-2015
By: Breast Cancer Network Australia


Breast Cancer Network Australia


Primary Audience / Population Groups

Specifically written for:
Target Group(s):
People with Cancer

Focus Of Resource

Cancer Type:
Breast cancer
Area of focus:
Psycho Social, Treatment Management

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