A Japanese medical team has found that a form of antibiotic could prevent cancer patients from losing hair during chemotherapy, a doctor involved in the research said Monday. Toshiyuki Sakai said his team had found "alopestatin" reduced hair loss by 70 percent when used on rats also given etoposide anti-cancer drugs. http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070709/hl_afp/japanpharmamedicine My aunt had a hard time when she was dealing with cancer, so many would talk to her about it and ask her about it because they could tell she had lost her hair. Many of them were strangers in public. She stopped going out as much because it seemed she was becoming just her cancer to the outside world sometimes. I think this is a great treatment to help so you dont have to feel like a cancer billboard and only tell it if you choose to.