Does Hair Transplant Cause Cancer?

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The short answer is No; a hair transplant does not cause cancer. Numerous studies prove the myth that hair transplant procedures increase cancer risk.
So, let’s talk about it with proof; before that, let us tell you something: Please don't believe that frightening news that says hair transplants can cause cancer just yet!
This false information can spread quickly on social media, and hair transplants are often the target. Let's get this straight: Always look at where the information you share online came from(I mean, check the sources).
Some people are afraid that skin grafting, which is used for organ and hair transplants, can make people more likely to get skin cancer. But hair transplants don't move whole organs; they just move hair cells that are good inside the head.
For sure, getting a hair transplant does not raise your risk of getting cancer. Most of the time, the side effects aren't too harmful, like getting an infection or scars.
No need to worry! Hair transplants are a safe and effective way to treat hair loss.
If you're considering a hair transplant (Hair transplant candidate), speak with a doctor first. He/she can answer any questions and ensure your needs are met.
We provide trustworthy sources that answer this question for your peace of mind.

The short answer is No; a hair transplant does not cause cancer. Numerous studies prove the myth that hair transplant procedures increase cancer risk.

So, let’s talk about it with proof; before that, let us tell you something: Please don’t believe that frightening news that says hair transplants can cause cancer just yet!

This false information can spread quickly on social media, and hair transplants are often the target. Let’s get this straight: Always look at where the information you share online came from(I mean, check the sources).

Some people are afraid that skin grafting, which is used for organ and hair transplants, can make people more likely to get skin cancer. But hair transplants don’t move whole organs; they just move hair cells that are good inside the head.

For sure, getting a hair transplant does not raise your risk of getting cancer. Most of the time, the side effects aren’t too harmful, like getting an infection or scars.

No need to worry! Hair transplants are a safe and effective way to treat hair loss.

If you’re considering a hair transplant (Hair transplant candidate), speak with a doctor first. He/she can answer any questions and ensure your needs are met.

We provide trustworthy sources that answer this question for your peace of mind.

Studies answer: Can getting a hair transplant cause skin cancer? 

  1. Advanced Hair Studio, in their article, is untrue that hair transplanting causes cancer. Besides, they assert that the allegations that hair transplants cause cancer most often. Specifically, skin cancer is not backed up by scientific data either. Furthermore, the part of the text talks about the myth that hair transplant surgery, by which follicles are moved from one part of the head to another, is correlated with organ transplantation, which has an increased risk of skin cancer. On the other hand, hair transplants are minimally invasive, contrary to the transplantation of organs. Therefore, they do not increase the probability of cancer.
  2. The Heva Clinic Medical Team also reaffirms that hair transplants do not lead to cancer. Accordingly, the method is a surgical measure of rooting the healthy tissue without cancer risk. The article also says that the possible dangers of hair transplantation are minor and easy to manage, like bleeding, swelling, and folliculitis, and they do not lead to cancer.
  3. An article in the Hindustan Times shows the comments from dermatologists and hair restoration surgeons who dismiss the different myths about hair restoration, including the claim that it can cause cancer. The surgeons completely deny any ties between hair transplants and cancer, which is proof that this surgical intervention is safe when executed by qualified professionals.
  4. Besides Merchant City Medical Group, other groups (such as FUE and FUT) also emphasize the safety of hair transplant procedures, with no proven connection between current scientific data and cancer. The article states that even though any medical procedure can have side effects, there are no cancer-causing effects among the harms related to hair transplantation.

Briefly, the consensus among medical professionals and clinics specializing in hair transplant procedures is that there is no evidence to support the claim that hair transplants cause cancer.

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Resources: 

  1. https://www.advancedhairstudioindia.com/blogs/busting-the-myths-that-hair-transplant-causes-cancer
  2. https://www.dentalhairclinicturkey.com/blog/can-hair-transplant-cause-cancer/
  3. https://www.hindustantimes.com/lifestyle/fashion/hair-transplant-doctors-debunk-myths-share-facts-you-should-know-101659955768981.html
  4. https://merchantcitymedicalgroup.com/hair-transplant-cancer-risk/
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