hair loss with Tarceva

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hair loss with Tarceva

by vforte63 on Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:35 AM

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I have stage 4 lung cancer.  ARgh.  I was diagnosed in August of 2017.  It stinks.  ANyway.  I went through chemo and radiation and now I am taking Tarceva.  I never lost any hair through my chemo treatments, but now I feel  like I am shedding.    I did cut my hair short when I first found out I had cancer as I thought, and was told that I would lose my hair.    Well I guess I was lucky and never did.  My treatments ended October 20, 2017.    Now I am starting to thin out.  Is this normal? 

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by Ldm080463 on Sun Aug 05, 2018 04:06 PM

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Diagnosed Stage 2 NSCL Sept 2017, surgery for removal of upper left lobe Adninocarcinoma. 4 rounds Cis/Alimpta. Genetic mutation of EGFR for there tumor. Entered into NCI study March and on Tarceva 150 daily. Typical side effect HOWEVER loosing my hair rapidly! I never lost it during chemo. Will it stop and grow back. It is Aug sever shedding started in June. Nioxin topical not helping

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by chameleon13 on Fri Jan 11, 2019 08:48 AM

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On Aug 05, 2018 4:06 PM Ldm080463 wrote:

Diagnosed Stage 2 NSCL Sept 2017, surgery for removal of upper left lobe Adninocarcinoma. 4 rounds Cis/Alimpta. Genetic mutation of EGFR for there tumor. Entered into NCI study March and on Tarceva 150 daily. Typical side effect HOWEVER loosing my hair rapidly! I never lost it during chemo. Will it stop and grow back. It is Aug sever shedding started in June. Nioxin topical not helping

I have been in Tarceva for 2.5 months 150mg, my hait too has started shedding severely, feel quite devastated, my hair is rejecting all shampoos, turns to steel wool when I use anything on it. Apart from Stage4NSCL, I feel pretty helpless all round. Sores and welts on arms and legs.

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