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    krogers asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Hair loss again

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      barbaraanne

      I finished about the same time as you. I don't think any is falling out, however I don't have much, and the front (smack in the middle) is really taking it's time to grow. I did notice that I am losing more eyelashes...the brows thinned, but holding there own. But u never know things seem to change day to day. I am so bloated I feel I could float away...So much for the 9 bls I lost before I started treatment...

      over 3 years ago
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      StrongSteph

      I would guess the first hair to return is very new and fragile, and it will have another come back! Mine came back curly, then straightened and now is pretty normal, it just grows slower than it used to.

      over 3 years ago
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      hmt1070

      When my hair started to grow back, I had a very short and fine layer that grew in and fell out. Then it grew in again for good! It was a slow process and the front was slower than the rest, but eventually it all came back - dark, wavy - but a bit finer/thinner. It's all good, tho!

      over 3 years ago
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    krogers asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Breast Cancer: Has anyone had the Oncotype DX test done???? If so, what was your score?

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      bbrown

      I was diagnosed in '95 with early stage ICDU and had no lymph involvement. At that time I had a lumpectomy and did several months of radiation but no chemo. In May of this year I was diagnosed again after 18 years if being breast cancer free. We decided to do undergo a radical double mastectomy even though the cancer was in the opposite breast. This was not a good summer since I chose to try reconstruction and was not able to tolerate the expanders, so they had to be removed. I am just now beginning to feel better and now my oncologist has sent off the tissure for the Oncotype test. Depending on the result he will decide if I need to have chemo. I don't really understand why this would be necessary since I have no breast tissue left. We have not decided which way we will go if he does recommend chemo. I won't do it for a while in any case. I don't think my mental state would allow it!

      over 3 years ago
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      TheProf

      I am struggling with the decision as my score was 19... kind of like getting a D-
      "The Prof"

      about 3 years ago
    • DLL's Avatar
      DLL

      My double mastectomy was don exactly 31 days ago. Is is too late to get an Onco DX TEST?
      DLL

      over 2 years ago
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