• Hair loss with ABVD treatment

    Asked by jack0679 on Wednesday, January 9, 2013

    Hair loss with ABVD treatment

    I am just wondering if anyone didn't lose their hair while on ABVD? I am coming up on my 5th treatment out of 8 and I still have a lot of hair left. It thinned after my 2nd treatment but that has been it. It makes me worry too that treatment might not be working. Anyone know if that might be the case? I need some answers please :)

    9 Answers from the Community

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    • Harry's Avatar

      The effectiveness of the treatment is not affected by whether or not you lose your hair. Everyone reacts differently to chemo, both with regard to hair loss and effect on cancer, but one does not predict the other.

      over 6 years ago
    • StegalMan's Avatar

      I had MOPP fist and didn't lose my hair. Then had ABVD and did lose it. But that was 24 years ago, there might be something different now to ease that.

      over 6 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I also had ABVD it made about half of my hair fall out. I just shaved it then.

      over 6 years ago
    • Modern's Avatar

      As soon as my hair started to thin I freaked and shaved it I still lost big clumps of what was growing in though. If your not loseing your hair just chalk it up to a little bit of luck out of this whole mess ;)

      over 6 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      Hair loss (or absence of hair loss) is not related at all to whether the treatment is effective against the cancer.

      over 6 years ago
    • berly462005's Avatar

      I lost mine everywhere on my body except my legs! Lucky me-I still had to shave!!!! I was fortunate to not loose all my eyelashes and eyebrows however they thinned. I don't think your hair loss has anything to do in how the treatment is working. Have you had a petscan since you started on your treatment? Mine looked so much better even after 2 months of treatment.

      over 6 years ago
    • Dktrevor's Avatar

      I as well did not lose all of my hair. The hair on my entire body thinned but I never lost it all! Most likely you will just be thin until it starts growing back after treatment. Best of luck to you!!!

      over 6 years ago
    • activegirl's Avatar

      I have had 7 chemotherapy treatments and my last one is Monday (yay!) . I still have about 25% of my hair left, although all my infusion nurses said this was extremely unusual. It's very thin and sparse with bald patches so I always wear a hat or halo. Don't worry! The ABVD is working :) Your repeat PET should be assuring. Good Luck and stay strong!

      almost 6 years ago
    • Tjonesnuevo's Avatar

      On my 8th chemo this wed don't worry I still have my hair too. It's just thinned out but I still have a short pixie look to it. My pet scan showed it was working so don't have any worries about that it's working! :) be positive

      about 4 years ago

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