I just had a tumor removed during what was anticipated to be a basic appendectomy. Fortunately, my doctor has assured me that the prognosis is excellent and that I don’t have any reason to anticipate any further complications. About 5 yrs ago I was diagnosed with a form of scarring alopecia. What are the chances that I unknowingly have been suffering from a “secondary” form of the alopecia that is directly related to this tumor?
You’re probably referring to this quote from the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation: “In secondary cicatricial alopecias, destruction of the hair follicle is incidental to a non-follicle-directed process or external injury, such as severe infections, burns, radiation, or tumors.”
That being said, I do not believe your scalp hair loss has any relationship to the tumor you had in your abdomen.