Why Does Chemotherapy Cause Hair to Fall Out?

Knowing you’ll have to start chemotherapy can be scary. 

But do you know why chemotherapy can cause hair to fall out?

In this Today I Found Out video, learn more about the topic.

“The answer is really pretty simple. It has to do with how different types of chemotherapy target cancer cells. There are many different chemotherapy drugs that work in different ways, so I will only speak in general terms regarding their side effects.”

Learn more about managing the side effects of chemotherapy here.

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Andreia has a degree in New Communication Technologies and experience in social media, design and tech. She is eager to find new ways to communicate and explore her curiosity about science and technology.

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