• Zelboraf and hair loss... I've lost about 40-50 % of my head hair and body hair in the last 8 weeks. Will it stop falling out or grow back?

    Asked by Cricket on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    Zelboraf and hair loss... I've lost about 40-50 % of my head hair and body hair in the last 8 weeks. Will it stop falling out or grow back?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer

      I lost 95% of my hair over the course of 12 weeks. It wasn't until I completed chemo that it started to grow back. It came in a little darker too. Good luck with your treatments.

      about 5 years ago
    • teddyfuzz's Avatar
      teddyfuzz

      All of my hair fell out...and I mean everywhere! It started to grow back in about 8 weeks after I completed chemo. Mine came in darker too. There are some perks to not having hair - you don't have to shave and doing your hair is as quick as putting on a cap or a wig. That saved me a ton of time! Now that my hair has come back, I find myself sometimes waxing nostalgic about my chemo days when I didn't have to shave or do my hair:)

      about 5 years ago
    • Dick_K's Avatar
      Dick_K

      I have been on Zelboraf a little more than 2 1/2 years. I did loose all of my body hair and some hair on my head (I'm balding so not sure how much was due to Zelboraf). Anyway, almost all of the body hair did grow back although much thinner. Also, the texture of my head hair changed. Hope this helps and good luck with your continued treatment.

      about 5 years ago

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