Ask the Nurse

In 1989 I had breast cancer, my hair came out and never fully came back to it’s original fullness. As of now I wear wigs. Is there anything else that I could do as far as vitamins or diet are concerned? I had chemo, went through a period of menopause for a year, but, I had no other problems. I am healthy.

It is common for patients undergoing chemotherapy to regain hair after cycles are complete, however the texture or color can be different than your orginal.

Wigs are great and certain vitamins like Biotin (which contains higher doses of B vitamins), Vitamin D and even iron are used to treat hair loss or thinning in some cases. You should also have your thyroid checked.

August 23, 2011 at 5:04pm