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Why am I losing my hair?

Tsehaye Teshome Profile
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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer almost 8 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Hi Tsehave, Hair loss occurs because chemotherapy targets all rapidly dividing cells—healthy cells as well as cancer cells. Hair follicles, the structures in the skin filled with tiny blood vessels that make hair, are some of the fastest-growing cells in the body. If you're not in cancer treatment, your hair follicles divide every 23 to 72 hours. But as the chemo does its work against cancer cells, it also destroys hair cells. Within a few weeks of starting chemo, you may lose some or all of your hair. (I started having hair loss 2 weeks after my first chemo. treatment) I hope this helps! Take care, Sharon
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    • Tsehaye Teshome Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Hi Sharon send message check email

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Hi Tsehaye,

      So far, I have not received the email :( Just in case here is my email address again... kharazi@aol.com
      I am looking forward to hearing from you!
      Take care, Sharon

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  • Delicia matthews Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    This IPad...that's second....excuse me
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      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Got my laugh for the day!!!!

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    • Tsehaye Teshome Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      why laugh I don't understand

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    • Tsehaye Teshome Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      cancer is no laughing matter

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  • Delicia matthews Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    I said I wanted to see my hair go, this way I know the chemo is working. I started losing hair the sexing week and now it's all gone after my second treatment just Thursday. Remember it's temporary it will come back, and don't be discouraged, use this time to try on a nice wig. I'm currently waiting on one and in the meantime have been wrapping my hair in scarfs. Side effect but necessary evil! Be strong!
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    • Delicia matthews Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      Wow, this IPad, that's second week! Forgive me...

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