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      Anniekell

      I have a pleural effusion in my left lung. I had a thoracentesis last November to drain a liter of fluid and was told I might need to come back every couple weeks. However the fluid has come back much more slowly and so far so good. My oncologist tells me that if the herceptin/ perjeta regimen that I started in January has effect, the fluid that's still there might go away on its own.

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      Nancebeth

      I bought a few wigs and ended up wearing one once and never wore them again. I just went out with my peach fuzz. I live in Central Florida where it was brutally hot over the summer (the time I was getting my chemo) so the wigs were annoying. It was much cooler to just go bald. I did wear hats when I was in the sun so my scalp wouldn't burn.

      about 4 years ago
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      summerg

      Last chemo in June and I am just starting to feel comfortable not wearing the wig, so a good six months.

      about 4 years ago
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      reddingfemale

      HI , I went on wearing my wig for as long as I had my hair but, I actually stopped wearingit when my hair was short and curly , but, it depends on what you feel comfortable with . I am sure you look beautiful with or with out hair it is the heart people mostly look at when your dealing with cancer , my three older sisters had cancer too but, they all approached the wig wearing differently . go with what makes you happy and confident . I wore little hats , scarfs , and sometimes just nothing on my head . i suggest if it is not growning as fast as you like . use Horses mane and tail shampoo and conditioner . my hair came back gangbusters. It took my hair about 8 months to grow where I was comfortable without a wig. but, everyones hair grows back differently . but, try the shampoo and conditioner . see if that helps with growing to your length preference. I hope I was able to help you with your question. Feel free to message me anytime with questions, I will be more than happy to help you any time.

      about 4 years ago
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