• When did you lose your hair?

    Asked by Loafer on Saturday, November 17, 2012

    When did you lose your hair?

    I'm using cold cap treatment and seeing a lot of hair loss. They say its common to have thinning. Just not sure if I'm going to a success story or not. I have not planned for this. I'm 15 days past first treatment, with next treatment in 4 days. (T&C 4 treatments three weeks apart)

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    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I was on CMF every 21 days for 6 sessions. I was told I would not experience hair loss with this chemo, although I didn't really care if I did. My hair started thinning pretty badly after my 2nd treatment so I just shaved my head into a crew cut. It was less traumatic for me to have a crew cut than to see clumps of my hair coming out in my hands every time I showered. I had medium length ringlets and I thought I would miss it but I have kept my hair short since then.

      over 8 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      I had long hair before diagnosis. Had it cut to the length in my picture before tratment. It started coming out about day 17 or so. Had it buzzed 2 days prior to my 2nd session & I have it every 3 weeks. I thought i'd be more tarful about it than I was, but I really didn't go there. Don't get me wrong -- I miss my hair. I decided wigs would drive me up a wall -- |:@kt wear make up, etc. So I just have lots or hats, scarves & turbans. Good luck. It could be that you just get thinning.

      over 8 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      12 days post first TAC chemo...though I didn't know about or try cold cap Tx...my eye brows and eye lashes hung in till I was done chemo and then fell out!!! go figure!!!

      over 8 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      during my 2nd infusion cycle.

      over 8 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      My cycle was 3 weeks on 1 week off - I started losing my hair between infusion 1 and 2 of cycle 2. I had my hair buzzed, so it didn't look too bad - sort punky

      over 8 years ago
    • Nellie's Avatar

      13 days after first chemo I noticed. One week later I shaved it off.

      over 8 years ago
    • mcowett's Avatar

      After the 2nd chemo treatment my hair started to thin and it did not take long for me to shave it. However, I am someone who runs her hands through her hair as a habit. I eventually shaved it but in hindsight, I think I could have kept it longer if I just left it alone. Once I started shedding I just had to brush all that away - it was freaky, and now my head is either too cold or too hot. Oh well, it will grow back.

      over 8 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar

      It was a week after my first treatment.
      The cold cap was not an option for me because I had Lymphoma.
      In hindsight I am grateful because my hair wasn't in my way as I was getting sick!

      over 8 years ago
    • Mel's Avatar

      Mine was 4 treatments every 3 weeks also and by the 3rd treatment mine was coming out by clumps full. :(

      over 8 years ago
    • Mesha's Avatar

      I have my first Chemo Treatment Thursday. The Nurse did tell me I would loose my hair . I have always had thick hair and this is going to be awful. I also have Emphazema and Im on Disability so I can't afford an expensive wig. The I'm wondering if the cheap ones don't look just that cheap? I've been looking at them on here all day. I just hope this works. I handle my Emphazema well. My Drs are amazed at how well I look and how well I do. I had 2 spots,had Radiation with the new machine TomoTherapy. First report was good. Had shrunk alot. cou;d nt have a biopsy done due to my Emphazema. 4 months later,my next report. 2 spots in the bone in my shoulder, few more in my lungs, one in my side and one in my Lymnoid ny my Traceal (in my throat) Im not giving up and I pray every day. Where can I look for a wig?

      over 8 years ago

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