• Hair Loss

    Asked by EveryonesMom on Sunday, August 11, 2013

    Hair Loss

    Prior to my diagnosis, my daughter noticed I had lost chunks of hair. I finished treatment with radiation in December 2011. I have asked my oncologist and other doctors about this, they attribute this to the radiation, However, my daughter noticed this Before I was diagnosed. I am losing chunks of hair again, anyone else experience this?

    8 Answers from the Community

    8 answers
    • lilymadeline's Avatar

      Hi EveryonesMom,
      If you had hair loss before cancer treatments, that sounds like an autoimmune disease, probably alopecia. Or some sort of vitamin deficiency. I don't know your general health or your age ( autoimmune diseases usually strike the young but not always ) but I would definitely ask your regular doctor, or maybe go to a rheumatologist. I'm saying this because I'm a lupus patient as well as a cancer patient, and I suffered from hair loss prior problems years before I had cancer. For my hair I use Rogaine twice a day, and I also take 3 pills of MSM every day ( from trader joes but many places sell it ) and I finally have nice full hair again. I'm 54 and I've had cancer for 3 years and lupus for 34 years. Good luck to you and god bless!

      over 7 years ago
    • Nonnie917's Avatar

      I am losing my hair due to my thyroid being slow. My hair use to be thick and curly and now it is thin and straight. I am on thyroid, but it doesn't seem to help the hair. I am taking supplements and it seems to help. Biotin is the one that is suppose to be good for hair and nails. I use to have very weak nails, but now they are strong and the hair fall out has slowed somewhat so I can only attribute it to the Biotin. But like the others say, it might be something else and you should have it checked out. I am going to try that Black Current See Oil Capsules and see what that does for me and my hair fall out.

      over 7 years ago
    • KimG's Avatar

      There are a lot of hair growth solutions out there where the shampoo's are. There are also some that are prescription.There are also pills. I have never heard anything negative about them so I guess they work. People have come for refills also when I was employed as a pharmacy technician. I have also seen commercials for various products or procedures to help hair growth. Good Luck and thanks for the tip about the hair loss and cancer diagnosis or a second diagnosis. The only hair loss I'm familiar with is with chemo. I am sorry you are experiencing this.KimG09

      over 7 years ago

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