• I finished chemo back in June, and now my eyelashes are starting to fall out again. Has anyone else had this happen?

    Asked by sewfun928 on Saturday, November 10, 2012

    I finished chemo back in June, and now my eyelashes are starting to fall out again. Has anyone else had this happen?

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    • Marianne's Avatar
      Marianne

      sewfun928, I was just about to post the same thing! I also finished chemo in June, and when my hair began to grow back so did my lashes, to my delight. Now they're falling out again. I had endometrial cancer (papillary serous carcinoma), stage I, and had a "hysterectomy deluxe," followed by four treatments 3 weeks apart with Taxol & Carboplatin.

      over 4 years ago
    • Myungclas' Avatar
      Myungclas

      My lashes cycled three times, beginning about two months after chemo. Two years later, they are almost back to normal.

      over 4 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer

      This is absolutely normal (in my opinion). Takes a while for some of those cells to repair themselves. I finshed chemo in February and continued to have hair fall out for a few months following. Your body slowly repairs itself from all the cell damage. You'll be back to normal before you know it.

      over 4 years ago
    • Sunnydays' Avatar
      Sunnydays

      My eyelashes stayed on until the very last chemo treatment (after losing all my other hair) - and then finally fell out. But then they grew back and fell out again about 4 times during the next 12 months. Two of my toenails also fell out almost a year after chemo - but quickly grew back. Chemo really messes with your body so definately allow a year or so for things to get back to normal. Our bodies are amazing!

      over 4 years ago

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