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    6sorrentino wrote on Tammy0523's wall

    Tammy, I too have melanoma and it matastisized to my lymph nodes in my groin area. They removed all the lymph nodes and I was staged as a 3b. I am undergoing chemo at this time. I just started my 4th month and have about 9 months left. Its not to bad. My question is the hair loss. I know we are suppose to loose all our hair, but I am loosing a couple of handfulls every shower. my hair now lays flat to my head and I cant do anything with it. And how frustrating when strangers pick hair off of my clothes. I dont know what to do with my hair. Should I cut it short/shave it, wear a wig/scarfs...I am so confused what to do. What would you do?

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    i have been diagnosed with state 3b melanoma 3 months ago. I have had the surgery and found that it had matastisized into my lymph system of my leg. I am undergoing 52 weeks of chemo and at this point, I am loosing my hair. I am not suppose to loose all my hair, but will thin a lot. What do I do. Its falling out fast. Do I cut it short/shave it. wear a wig or scarf. I really don't know what to do. I just turned 49 on Thanksgiving this past week. I am not some young chicken, I also have a husband who adores me and 4 children that are truly the most amazing. I want to keep looking cute to them.

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      Tammy0523

      When it comes to your hair, I would say you need to do what will make you feel the best and good inside. Remember, you will always look cute to your family.

      almost 4 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      I agree, you'll be a cutie no matter what hair you have. And remember, most people don't care about your hair, they care about YOU!

      Hope your treatments go well.
      Greg P
      3x Survivor
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      almost 4 years ago