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 What percentage of smokers get lung cancer?

 Will you do this for me?
My father was diagnosed with colon cancer today. As yet, we don't know how severe or invasive the cancer is. Tomorrow morning, he will have surgery to remove the tumor, and determine how severe ...

 I need some help for anyone who well listen to me Read below?
I just found out that i have a early stage of cancer. And me and my mom have both decided that we are not going to do treatment becouse i want to live life up to the fullest that i am able to do. My ...

 I was just told that my dad may have leukemia.?
Would anyone be able to tell me what the signs and symptoms are and how much time he would have...I'm really worried about it. I don't want anything to happen to him....

 Can noodles really cause cancer?

 I need to know about vitamins for fighting liver cancer as my oncologist will not give me chemo, p?
I had my left kidney, adrenal gland, and lymph node removed a year and two weeks ago due to kidney cancer, I have had numerous ct scans and the last one show that three little white dots on my liver ...

 Does anyone know a natural way to fight cancer?
I don't want to go with the doctors idea of a cure. Chemo and radiation. I have breast cancer. I had it removed but I don't want it to come back. Did anyone have cancer and actually have a ...

 What would you do if you discovered a cure for cancer?
First off NO drug company is ever going to release a cure if they have one because they make way too much money on treatment drugs. ****************************************...

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 I have a mole I want removed but ,,,,,she wants to send if off?
to a lab to see if its cancerous,,,, I don't want to know I DON'T CARE I JUST WANT THE THING REMOVED!!! Is there a place where I get a say so???
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 How long can one live without food or water?

 My mum died recently of cancer and i feel as though i am lost and alone.?
i have a great partner a 4 year old daughter and a son who i was pregnat with when we found out that the cancer would eventually kill her. she had planned to be in the delivery room with me when i ...

 What is your advice? An elderly woman(87) has breast cancer in early stages and is slow growing. Her choices
are to have a lumpectomy with 5 weeks of radiation, or total breast removal and no radiation. The other choice is do nothing which is my choice. The doctor said about 2 years is what he would ...

 Has anybody else got skin cancer i'm scared?

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its BCC or something i only found out today i have to have it cut off if its receptive to treatment she also gave me a blood test for something or ...

 Interesting question here?
they have a make a wish foundation granting children dying of cancer a special wish to come true for them i'm curious to learn why don't they have the same program for ...

 I feel like theres a lump in my throught all the time could this be serious?
I went to see a ent and a scope was done in office it showed a imflamed area swollen, so he precibed nexium , it hasnt worked i only get heart burn when i eat spicy food and thats far and ...

 Smokers are great !?
Its the moaning non smokers that are the problem. The moaning is damaging peoples health and now because of non smokers low income famillies will have to pay more tax because of lost tobacco revenue ...

 Should a person with cancer be sunbathing or getting in a tanning bed?
This is part question, part rant, but my mother had breast cancer surgery a few months ago and just completed radiation therapy. She has to take a medication for five years. She has red hair and is ...

 How can i get cancer ASAP?

 Should weed be legal?
if you think about it should i helps cancer stop from spreading it makes you think more clearly about thing it has zero deaths a year tobaco, and drinking is worse plus in other states it's ...

 Can i get CANCER?
OK is it true that some mr.clean stuff can give u ...

Mr.Mungbean 1892 Legends FFPL
If someone is having chemotherapy, does all body hair fall out?
I am asking through curiosity as a close friend will shortly start treatment. I mean is it just his head hair that will fall out, or will his beard etc fall out too. Thanks for your answers and I hope this doesn't upset anyone. : )

im sorry to hear about your friend, but yes, all body hair should fall out because the chemotherapy destroys rapidly dividing cells, that means not only cancer cells but what controls the formation of hair too... apparently.

Romeo (786)
I think his entire body hair falls out. But once the treatment is over, it should gradually grow back.

Yes the hair everywhere will fall out. But not all people that have chemotherapy lose their hair, so he might not either.

Everyone is different, as are the chemotherapy treatments. I had chemotherapy last summer for breast cancer and I lost my hair, eye lashes, eye brows, all body hair. Every few weeks in between treatments I'd grow new stubble on my head, but then it would fall out again as soon as I had another treatment. It does grow back though!

There are different types of chemotherapy and different dosages that depend on disease type, stage, grade, the patients age, weight, and overall health. Not all chemotherapy causes hair loss . . but in general the type that does cause hair loss will make all hair on the body fall out. The chemo targets cells that divide and grow rapidly and cannot tell the difference between a hair cell that grows fast or a cancer cell that is growing. Once chemo is stopped the hair will grow back within a month or two.

Not all chemo will make your body hair fall out . .there are some chemo drugs where the hair remains but it removes all the pigment from hair and it turns white (targeted therapies such as sunitinib or sorafibnib).

Well, mine did. I'm not sure that happens to everyone, but it was awfully strange to me.

it depends on the type of chemo and how much of it they will need my grandmother had it for a year and didnt lose a hair but my mother in law is (only been for 2months) and her finger nails had fallen off (the whole thing) so it has different affects on people

it depends what kind of chemo drugs they will give him
my chemo made all body hair fall out every where my eye lashes and eye brows falling out last that's when i really look like a chemo patient hum!!
i can laugh now because after 6 months my hair has grown back even the beastly hairs on my chin ( i am a girl so you know i wished those had not grown back but they did)
A friend of mine her hair did not fall out

hope this helps It's a small price to pay for life

tiny Valkyrie
Even the most selective chemo drug kills most fast growing cells, so yes, his hair will most likely thin or fall out.
His beard, I'm not sure. My grandfather lost a good deal of his hair, but he still needed to shave when he was on chemo.

He's also likely to have very dry, sensitive skin that is prone to breakdown and/or ulcerate, get mouth sores, be very sensitive to temperature fluctuations, be prone to infection, and drugs like xeloda can cause the nails to fall out as well.

Cindy G
My boyfriend just finished chemo for colon cancer. He lost a lot of hair on his body BUT not his head . It got thinner but far from bald. My girl just had a double mastectomy and just started chemo,they said , she will lose it all . She needed to shave it and bought a wig. So, they are different chemo's and it all depends which one he has. My boyfriend has a good chance but my girlfriend may not. Good luck to your friend. This cancer is crazy.

I cannot speak for all chemo patients but in my own case I lost all my hair both head and body with the exception of my eyebrows which grew thinner. It has all come back. A friend had chemo at the same time but she did not lose her head hair and I did not know her well enough to ask about anywhere else.She passed on sadly.

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