Chemotherapy‐induced alopecia and effects on quality of life among women with breast cancer: a literature review

  title={Chemotherapy‐induced alopecia and effects on quality of life among women with breast cancer: a literature review},
  author={J. Lemieux and E. Maunsell and L. Provencher},
  • J. Lemieux, E. Maunsell, L. Provencher
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Psycho‐Oncology
  • Background: Alopecia is a common side effect of chemotherapies used in the treatment of breast cancer. The aim of this review is to describe the effects of alopecia on quality of life (QOL) in this population. 
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