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hair loss as an adult-late cancer effect?

Aquagirl18
Posts: 45
Joined: Apr 2003

Hi there I am in my 20's and a cancer survivor for many years and just last year (2005) my hair has been thining and falling out. Strands of it fall out everytime when I shower and no one I have talked to knows why not even my doctors. Has anyone else been experiencing this? Please help.

AuthorUnknown
Posts: 1561
Joined: May 2006

Hello,

You may want to contact the American Cancer Society's National Cancer Information Center. Cancer Information Specialists are available 24 hours a day and can assist with medical questions as well as community referrals. They can be reached at 1-800-227-2345 or by clicking on the "Contact ACS" link at the top of this page.

Take care and be well,

Dana
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Aquagirl18
Posts: 45
Joined: Apr 2003

Thank you Dana for the information as it is upsetting for this to happen out of the blue and tests don't show anything.

Rachel1111
Posts: 2
Joined: Oct 2006

Hi Aquagirl!
I am 38 and have been having thinking hair for several years. Although I don't anticipate going completely bald, hair loss is exceptionally distressing especially since I lost it twice during treatment (1980-1982). What have you found out regarding your hair issue? Mine was diagnosed as "chronic alopecia with some scarring" although the dermatologist was not clear that the alopecia was related to my previous cancer. Would love to hear from you,
kindest regards,
Rachel1111