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hairloss radiation

by Kansasgirl on Mon Jul 18, 2016 01:06 AM

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How long did everyones hair continue to fallout after treatment? i amalmost 4 weeks out and imstill losing quit a bit actually more than during treatment . for the first tine a bsld spot appeared at the exit site.

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by Olisgone on Mon Jul 18, 2016 05:24 AM

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Kansas girl, It happned to me to , i have lost a lot of Hair ,I would say most of it especially on my left side were my tumor was so I have asked my husband to shave me. It was an emotional moment but it was better . After 3 months my hair came back Stay strong my friend ! Olisgone

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by Dodgerblue on Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:40 PM

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Radiation effects including hairloss are cumulative.  So, many side effects actually peak after treatment is over.  I lost 70-75% of my hair and 80% percent grew back, except for one spot right over where my tumor was.  That area recieved the highest dose of radiation, which resulted in a small area of permanent hairloss.  

Dodger

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by Kansasgirl on Mon Jul 18, 2016 01:06 PM

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Geez, I hadn't come across anyone who had lost so much hair they decided to shave their heads. I am trying not t obe a baby about this, a fellow coworker of mine recently diagnoaed with Hodgkins lymphoma and starts tradition chemo, or as I call it scorched earth chemo, today and will lose all of hair, so I'm tryint to keep this in perspective. NO one but me can tell that my hairs has thined. O ther than the anxiety I get when i wash/brush it, its not to bad. I just keep thinking, any day now, I'll be through the window when radiation effects will cease.  Thanks for your respone. Take Care!

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by Dodgerblue on Mon Jul 18, 2016 09:10 PM

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Most woman can hide any areas with permanent hairloss as they usually have longer hair.  I'm a man, so I keep my hair very short anyway, but it looked crazy for while.  I just owned it!  I'm proud as hell to be a brain cancer survivor, just part of the journey.  Between my narly scar that runs a good 5-6 inches and the hairloss after radiation, an older woman at my gym came up to me and said,"Honey, were in some kind of accident?"  I told her I have brain cancer and my scar was from surgery and hairloss from radiation.  I actually found it quite funny.  She was rather speechless and wished me well.

Dodger

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by Lesliegbm on Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:24 PM

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On Jul 18, 2016 9:10 PM Dodgerblue wrote:

Most woman can hide any areas with permanent hairloss as they usually have longer hair.  I'm a man, so I keep my hair very short anyway, but it looked crazy for while.  I just owned it!  I'm proud as hell to be a brain cancer survivor, just part of the journey.  Between my narly scar that runs a good 5-6 inches and the hairloss after radiation, an older woman at my gym came up to me and said,"Honey, were in some kind of accident?"  I told her I have brain cancer and my scar was from surgery and hairloss from radiation.  I actually found it quite funny.  She was rather speechless and wished me well.

Dodger

dodgerBlue-Way to go! U should be proud and though you shocked the poor woman w the brain cancer answerI'll bet she's keeping you in her prayers Ur right about us girls-I had a great comb over going after sirgery1 but the radiation was such Patchy hair loss- Entry/exit My daughter just gave me a buzz cut one day. then I was seen as an artsy person And my hair came back darker than I had ever been seen before. It was a fun easy look. I always read your posts-they're informed and helpful. hows the App Trail hike going? Bears?With This HEat-hope you're well hydrated and can cool down at nite. continued good health wishes. check out a blog by Chad Peacock- his GBM blog site is brain chancery.com . you seem like kindred souls.

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by Dodgerblue on Tue Jul 19, 2016 02:53 PM

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I hiked 1498 miles and as I started walking away from home in CT. I realized I had reached my destination, which was my family.  Many people say it's about the journey, not the destination.  It took that 1498 miles for me to realize that.  Reaching Maine and Katadin was no longer the obsession it was previously.  I got what I needed from my hike, so I ended it roughly 5 miles short of the Mass. border.  Home now, healing up sore feet, knees and a bout with lyme disease.  An awesome adventure that was everything and more than I was hoping for.  Yes, I saw 7 black bears.  I had a couple very close encounters that really got the heart rate up.  

Dodger

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by bdana on Tue Jul 19, 2016 07:31 PM

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Dodger, you are truly an inspiration! Thank you for your posts. Take care.

Belinda

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by Agraf89 on Thu Jul 28, 2016 09:13 PM

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My husband had radiation for his frontal lobe AA3 and his hair started falling out noticeably about 4 weeks into the treatment.  He ended up shaving his whole head.  his bald patch grew bigger even after the treatment.  As of today, the top half of his head is bald (except for a little patch in the center) and he keeps it all shaved close to the scalp with an electric razor.  I've noticed he has some peach fuzz growing back, so we will see what happens!  He had a boost in the last week of his radiation treatment, so it might not grow back around the surgical site.    

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by amygaber on Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:41 AM

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On Jul 18, 2016 1:06 AM Kansasgirl wrote:

How long did everyones hair continue to fallout after treatment? i amalmost 4 weeks out and imstill losing quit a bit actually more than during treatment . for the first tine a bsld spot appeared at the exit site.

my husband's hair on the left side never came back.. 4 years strong

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