Measurement of chemotherapy-induced alopecia—time to change
- First Online:
- Cite this article as:
- van den Hurk, C.J.G., Winstanley, J., Young, A. et al. Support Care Cancer (2015) 23: 1197. doi:10.1007/s00520-015-2647-3
Data on chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA) as a side effect of cancer treatment are scarce. CIA is given minimal attention in clinical trials and in the literature. However, when asking the patients with cancer for their opinion, CIA appears to have a major impact, particularly on body image and quality of life. Currently, there is no commonly used measure to evaluate CIA; It is time to improve the management and measurement of CIA.