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Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia

Journal: Journal of Clinical and Investigative Dermatology (Vol.2, No. 2)

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Page : 01-08

Keywords : Alopecia; Chemotherapy; Chemotherapy-induced alopecia;

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Chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA), a mucocutaneous side effect of cancer therapy, is often considered by patients to be the most psychologically distressing aspect of treatment. CIA conspicuously announces the illness state, and it decreases quality of life for individuals who are already coping with the physical and psychosocial repercussions of cancer. Currently, CIA is one of the greatest unmet challenges in cancer management, as preventative therapeutic options are lacking. Various treatments have shown differing levels of success in humans and in animal models. The aim of this review is to illustrate the current knowledge on CIA.

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