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by straywick on Sun Jul 31, 2011 04:54 AM
I have had 3 treatments of carboplatin/Alimta so far for lung cancer. Has anyone had their hair just come out a few strands at a time? Did it eventually all come out?
by Bobbychgo on Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:32 AM
Everyone reacts differently to chemo. What chemo does is it attacks fast growing cells and some people lose all their hair and some people can lose partial. I have even known people that haven't lost any.
by crayfish on Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:08 PM
Or, like my husband with esophageal cancer- grow hair. The guy grew hairs on a head that had been bald 30 years. And it was jet black again. The chest hair was unbelievable! Now that was the first cocktail - second round, one of his three chemo drugs was changed and he lost it all - all at once.
by debr81 on Thu Aug 23, 2012 01:56 AM
Hi there! I was diagnosed with Lung Cancer back in May, I started Chemo also Carboplatin/Abraxane and my hair came out exactly 13 days after my first chemo treatment, in hand fulls literally. I raced to the closest hair salon and had it shaved off. I just had my 4th chemo treatment and not a single hair on my body. Most days I am totally fine with it and don't wear a wig...other days when I feel really good, I want to look a little more normal!
by morningstar24 on Thu Aug 23, 2012 02:48 AM
I am supposed to start on Hydroxyurea and I noticed one of the side effects is hair loss. Has anyone on this drug lost their hair when they took it?
by Barbara2829 on Thu Aug 23, 2012 02:58 AM
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