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Where this information about changes to your appearance comes from

This page tells you about the major sources of information that we use to put together the changes to your appearance section.  


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Articles and reviews

Chemotherapy-induced alopecia and effects on quality of life among women with breast cancer: a literature review. J Lemieux, E Maunsell, L Provencher. Psychooncology. 2008 Apr 17(4):317–28.

Psychological sequelae and alopecia among women with cancer. EL McGarvey, LD Baum, RC Pinkerton, LM Rogers. Cancer Practitioner. 2001Nov–Dec;9(6):283–9.

A comparison of men and women's experiences of chemotherapy-induced alopecia. G Can, M Demir, O Erol, A Aydiner. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 2013 Jun 17(3):255 –60.

Medical Research Council
Young men are just as affected by hair loss during cancer treatment, 2007. LINK to news report on MRC website.



Principles and practice of oncology (9th edition)
VT De Vita, S Hellman. and SA Rosenberg
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2011.

Cancer and its management (6th edition)
J Tobias and D Hochhauser
Wiley-Blackwell, 2010

Plastic surgery without the surgery: The Miracle of Makeup Techniques
Eva Pearl, 2004
ISBN 0-446-53169-3


Specialist reviewers

Ms Man-Chie Chow, Oncology Pharmacist
Ms Netty Wood, Oncology Pharmacist
Annie Thantrey

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Updated: 10 February 2015