I would like to know if you can give me some urgent advice. I have just had a hair transplant and I am going to have a check up for breast cancer. I would like to know, would the transplant area grow back after chemotherapy or would I need to have another hair transplant??
Thanks for your time.
Hair loss that occurs with cancer treatment is usually caused by certain forms of chemotherapy, or radiation given to the skull region (usually because of brain involvement). Any hair loss would expose the donor site scar and cause the transplanted hairs to fall out.
With regrowth of the scalp hairs, the transplanted hairs would regrow as well.
Hope that helps.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS