It’s that time of year again. Men all over the country are opting to hold off shaving for the whole month as a part of No-Shave November. This year is going to be a bit different though. The No-Shave November campaign will be introducing new cancer-focused nonprofits that individual donors – and the greater No-Shave community – will be able to designate as the specific nonprofits their money will go towards.
So how will No-Shave November help in the fight against cancer?
What many people who are unfamiliar with No-Shave November may not realize is just how many cancer-fighting nonprofits they partner with. They have a full list on their website, but some of the organizations they benefit include:
- The American Cancer Fund
- National Foundation for Cancer Research
- The Prevent Cancer Foundation
- and many more.
If you’re interested in participating in No-Shave November, you can look through their website for all the organizations available to donate to and make the best decision for yourself – and what’s important to you. If you aren’t interested in participating in No-Shave November this year (but you still want to donate to a good cause), you can find the websites for all of the organizations on No-Shave November’s site under the benefiting foundations tab.
Cancer Treatment And Hair Loss
Cancer treatments (particularly chemotherapy) are commonly associated with hair loss. However, not all forms of chemotherapy result in hair loss. Some of the chemotherapy drugs that can lead to hair loss are Carboplatin, Doxorubicin, and Paclitaxil.
Another form of cancer treatment that can affect your hair is hormonal therapy. This is a treatment used to slow or even stop cancers that use hormones to grow. Some of these hormonal therapy drugs include Anastrozole, Letrozole, and Octreotide. While this therapy does not usually cause outright hair loss… it can cause noticeable hair thinning.
Similarly, Targeted therapy can affect hair through thinning or even make it drier, more brittle, and prone to breaking. This is a therapy that targets proteins within the cancer cells. Some of the drugs used include Afatinib, Dasatinib, and Imatinib.
Lastly, Radiation therapy could result in temporary – or in some cases even permanent – hair loss.
We Can Restore Your Hair & Help Put Your Recovery Behind You
Becoming cancer-free – and rebuilding your overall health – will always be far more important than worrying about side effects from treatment (including potential hair loss). RHRLI is here to work with you to restore your hair after going through thinning or loss.
In addition to non-surgical options, RHRLI utilizes the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System, a FUE hair transplant procedure that is minimally invasive and will get you back to your day-to-day life quickly. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a consultation.