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Hair loss

Because it's visible to others, hair loss (alopecia) can be one of the more distressing aspects of treatment for breast cancer. This fact sheet has been developed with input from women who have experienced hair loss from cancer treatment. It explains how to prepare yourself for hair loss or hair thinning, steps you can take to reduce its impact, and supports and services that can help. Topics covered include talking with others about how you feel, communicating with children about hair loss, reducing hair loss with scalp cooling systems, dealing with eyelash and eyebrow loss, and self-care strategies for managing hair loss.