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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Hair dye after chemotherapy
I am a breast cancer survivor. I finished my chemotherapy three months ago. I finished my radiation treatments three weeks ago. I lost my hair, and it is returning very gray. Is there a medical reason to wait before I dye it? My scalp is not tender. I was very lucky and had minimal side effects from any of the treatment, except for the hair loss.
Sorry I am late with this answer. There is no reason to delay hair coloring after recovery from chemotherapy. Congratulations on completing chemotherapy and on your recovery!
Paula Silverman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University