• Has anyone had their hair start growing back before their chemo was finished? My friend I go to chemo together & she showed me her hair

    Asked by cris on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    Has anyone had their hair start growing back before their chemo was finished? My friend I go to chemo together & she showed me her hair

    started growing back we were all very excited for her today & next week is here last chemo.

    14 Answers from the Community

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    • karen1956's Avatar

      I had chemo every 3 weeks....about a month post chemo, I had peach fuzz on my head....and it was after this that I lost my eyebrows and eyelashes....so I guess anything is possible!!!!!

      over 4 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar

      Mine started back after I switched to every 3 week chemo from weekly chemo. I got my wish for decent amount of hair by Christmas, just about 6 months from finishing chemo. How exciting to be finished with chemo.

      over 4 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      I had to wait for 1.5 months post chemo to see hair. I think it varies depending on what chemo a person is receiving and the schedule (if more often, such as dose dense, then hair will probably not come as fast).

      over 4 years ago
    • SandiD's Avatar

      I had peach fuzz before chemo ended. But lost brows & lashes just as it was ending. Go figure. Hair grows back, I promise! Good luck!

      over 4 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      My hair started to come back in, very slowly, about halfway through the weekly Taxol series (after biweekly A&C which took my hair.) Like the others commenting here, it was at that late point that I suddenly lost my eyebrows and eyelashes. After the Taxol ended my head hair growth really started to pick up speed but it is still too sparse to go wigless. About six weeks later I am suddenly sprouting hundreds of tiny, tiny eyelash and eyebrow hairs.

      over 4 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      I've had peach fuzz throughout my entire chemo. Not enough that I felt comfortable going w/out hats or turbans. I just finished last week, so I'm looking forward to seeing that amount of hair increase over the next several weeks.

      over 4 years ago
    • princess123's Avatar

      Mine came back between my 3 week chemos then fell out again after chemo. Not all of it but part of my peach fuzz. My eye brows and lashes fell out and the brows came back first. I now have very short eye lashes. I even put mascara on last night when we went out for dinner.:)

      over 4 years ago
    • Mel's Avatar

      I had peach fuzz through my whole treatment but once I switched to every week I'd say my last month I could tell was coming in more and now really is my eyebrows and eyelashes are just starting to come in. I'm still wearing my bandana's and hats just don't feel comfortable. (Isn't that horrible I should be proud to, but I just can't).

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I lost almost all my hair on my first cocktail which lasted from Mid May through Mid July. When they switched drugs and my hair started growing back in October. I guess it's a combo of the individual and the drugs being used.

      over 4 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar

      I had chemo every 3 weeks, it would start to grow back in between, but fall out again after each treatment.

      over 4 years ago
    • carolchristao's Avatar

      My hair keeps falling and growing again. Tomorrow is my 4th session of Docetaxel. It falls on the 15th day after the session and, until next session, the peachy fuzz appears again. So far I have not become bald as my husband, in naked head. I have this peach fuzz.
      One funny note is that I used to dye my hair in red and I still have one or two red hairs! :-) They are already 2 to 3 cm. My husband keeps saying that I should cut it, but I can't. It's like a tiny reminder of what I had.

      over 4 years ago
    • Gena's Avatar

      I take chemo 3 weeks on and one week off. After 5 months my hair started growing back in. My eyebrows and eyelashes still haven't come back, but they were the last to go.

      over 4 years ago
    • Chrissy's Avatar

      Yes, mine started growing back before I was done with chemo. It was very exciting, almost like, "I'm becoming normal again!!" I was done with chemo end of Aug. 09 and by Oct I stopped wearing wigs and scarves in honor of Breast Cancer Month, and although my head was a little cold, I was proud to show my short new 'do!

      over 4 years ago
    • sue1037's Avatar

      I had 3 of the 4 AC treatments and my hair started to grow back , I have to do 4 taxols next so we shall see if it falls out or keeps growing

      almost 4 years ago

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