Do You Know Why Cancer Patients Lose Their Hair?
When my mom had leukemia and she had lost a lot of hair, she asked my dad to shave the rest off for her.
Going out, she would usually wear a hat, but not always; and we didn’t mind either way.
And I can tell you, if you’re losing your hair right now, those who love and care about you will not see you any different. To me, my mother was still the most beautiful woman this world has seen-hair doesn’t change that.
Everyone knows that hair loss is basically iconic for cancer. However, many people don’t know why hair loss actually occurs.
To understand cancer a little better, I’d like to quote Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Ph.D (Director of Research – Dr. Rath Research Institute). In an interview conducted by Ty Bollinger (The Truth About Cancer), she says, “Cancer is a process that occurs in our body all the time. As we are sitting and talking, there are cancer cells that are constantly created in our body. They do not always lead to the development of cancer because our immune system finds them as abnormal cells and eliminates them. A cancer cell is a cell that escaped biological control to which all normal cells in our body are subject to. A cancer cell divides indefinitely.”
So we know how cancer can occur, but what does that have to do with hair loss? I’ll just give it to you straight:
Cancer itself doesn’t cause massive hair loss; and certainly doesn’t cause loss of eyebrows, eyelashes, etc.
But why does chemotherapy cause extensive hair loss?
Chemotherapy drugs can’t tell the difference between healthy and cancerous cells – resulting in poisoning both.
This creates terrible side effects and suppresses the immune system.
Please read my posts, How Chemotherapy Damages your Body: Physical Changes (Part 1) and How Chemotherapy Damages your Body: Internal Damage (Part 2) to see what chemotherapy really does to the whole body.
Also, I highly encourage you to read my article, Should you Question your Oncologist?.
Many chemotherapy drugs cause complete hair loss. There are only a few that don’t cause as much damage. There are also several factors that go into how much damage the drugs do.
Factors such as:
- how aggressive the drug is that is being used
the combinations of drugs being taken
how sensitive your body is to the drugs
Do natural/alternative treatments cause such severe hair loss?
Cancer is a result from the immune system failing to destroy the abnormal cells.
Natural treatments are designed to support and enhance your immune system. Which, turns out, is what your body needs to fight cancer.
To summarize, cancer doesn’t cause extreme hair loss.
But when treating cancer with toxic chemotherapy, all cells are affected; causing devastating side effects. One being some or complete hair loss.
To see what The Truth About Cancer is all about, click on this picture! You won’t be sorry!
Interview. The True History of Chemotherapy & The Pharmaceutical Monopoly. The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest. Sept.-Oct. 2015. Television. Transcript.