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Hair re-growth

Hi,
  My Aunt has been through a second round of Radiation on her brain...she had Lung cancer, and went through Chemo and Radiation last year...they did the brain radiation as a precautionary measure because she was told it could go into her brain. Her hair started to grow back after her first treatments, but since she lost it again this time (the tx. was in January), it has not started to grow back yet. Is it possible that it could NEVER grow back?? I feel so bad for her...it could really boost her spirits.
  Thanks,
   Pam
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I had radiation therapy on my head aug 2010 i was afraid after reading different reviews if my hair would grow back but i refused to stress over losing it I said a long hearty pray to God and after 4 months its growing back. I praise God daily for His blessings
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Hi.  Hair loss during chemotherapy or radiation therapy is usually temporary, but with repeated treatment, regrowth of the hair may take longer (sometimes as long as six months).  There is a possibility that the hair loss becomes permanent, but I cannot find exact figures on the proportion of patients who experience permanent baldness.  I suppose it depends on the type of chemotherapy used and the radiation dose.
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