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    Asked by little_fut on Thursday, March 28, 2013


    My oncologist/surgeon's appointments were good. My margins and nodes were clear...YAY! The tumor was alot bigger than originally thought, but it's gone now so...YIPPEE! I will be starting chemo on April 10, followed by radiation and hormone therapy. So, all of you here were sooooo right when you said the waiting and unknown time was the worst. I have a question since there is a huge chance I will lose my hair, I would like to donate the hair I have before I lose it. It's pretty long. If my hair can help someone, even better. So my question is...where do I go? or whom do I contact?

    18 Answers from the Community

    18 answers
    • Peroll's Avatar

      Look up Locks of Love. I think that is the name of one of the orginizations tht takes the hair. And congratulations on the good news. Keep the faith and the fight going.

      over 3 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar

      I'm glad to hear it was good news.

      over 3 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      I donated my hair to Locks of Love prior to chemo. Check w/local salons. A lot of plqces here will cut for free with a donation. I have donated several times over the years. I went short before surgery then buzzed when it started falling out. Glad you got the answers you need from drs.

      over 3 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      Locks of Love and there is a hair shampoo brand that also takes donations,but right now I'm blankning on the hame.....might be pantene....

      over 3 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar
      over 3 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      So glad for you that you have completed this major hurdle. Now, you just need to stay strong and positive in your battle. I wish you the best.

      over 3 years ago
    • SusanK's Avatar

      Hooray on your margins and clear nodes! You feel like a tremendous weight has been lifted and that comes through in your post. Donating your hair is a wonderful gesture. Stay strong as you move forward. I like reading this good news first thing in the morning! You've set the tone for my day.

      over 3 years ago
    • DianaL's Avatar

      Absolutely great news! Locks of Love is who everyone here donates to. So glad you are in a good place! Hugs!!

      over 3 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      Not all chemo causes hair loss, so although it is great that you want to donate your hair, you may want to see which cocktail you are getting and what the sidee effects are. I was on CMF cocktail which usually does not cause hair loss. I met many women on CMF who did not lose any hair. Mine was thinning really badly and a few clumps came out so I shaved it. After I shaved it, I didn't lose too much more.

      over 3 years ago
    • Grandy's Avatar

      GREAT news!!!!!! Donating your hair is a very cool idea!!

      over 3 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      You've passed a major milestone in treatment, and getting clear margins and nodes is AWESOME! I'd find out what your chemo drugs will be and then you can probably determine if you will lose your hair or not. If you're going to lose it, I strongly recommend a PINK MOHAWK for the weeks before you are bald! It's extremely liberating and will probably make you feel stronger in the fight against your cancer...I know I felt that way!

      over 3 years ago
    • dls1007's Avatar

      So glad it's all good news!

      over 3 years ago
    • Bug's Avatar

      I don't know about donating hair but I wanted to say "Yeah, yeah!" about your appointments. So happy your margins and nodes are clear!

      over 3 years ago
    • RockTom's Avatar

      Glad to hear you got some good news.

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Yay! What great news. What a lovely idea, donating your hair. Mine was pretty short before I started so I just buzzed it off. it started looking pretty punky as clumps wound up in hands and bath tub drain, but I liked it and showed it off every chance I got.

      over 3 years ago
    • bbay65's Avatar

      So glad that you got such good news. We all need to hear the victories to help us keep up the faith. Donating your hair is such a good idea. I'll do the same if/when the time comes. Keep up your positive attitude.

      over 3 years ago
    • jad's Avatar

      Great news! And now you understand how the waiting and not knowing is the worst part.
      Truly, I found everything stressful about the treatment - first the chemo. But after the first one I was fine. And with each treatment I received - even though there were side effects, I felt I was getting closer to the end of the tunnel. I wasn't quite so scared with the radiation because I had heard (here) it was "easier" than the chemo. Yes, some side effects to that too - but completely doable. And now I have the 5 (or is it 7 now???? recently read about a new study) years of
      some drug or other. Will I have side effects? We'll just have to wait and see....but I'm not in that initial panic mode. Seems I've learned something from this cancer life.

      over 3 years ago
    • debco148's Avatar

      Glad that is over for you! Enjoy some special time for yourself now as you recover from your surgery and move on...each step getting through this wacky journey and on to Living a full rich life. Blessings!

      over 3 years ago

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