May 26, 2010 - 11:53 pm
I haven't posted on this board for a long time (although I often read the posts and silently cheer all you ladies on). I have a specific request: I want to hear from someone else whose hair has either not grown back from chemo they had several years ago, or has grown back but is very thin. I had my last chemo of June of 2008: before chemo, my hair was naturally thick, and now I have hair, but very thin. I have to disguise it with an expensive haircut and make-up (if anyone's interested, it's called "Hair So Real" and is natural kerotin fibers that you sprinkle on your head and it covers the thin spots). I researched Rogaine, but it had so many side effects and didn't seem worth it. I discovered another internet support group called 'Taxotears' where many women have written about permanent hair loss from Taxotere, and there is also a large thread about this on Breastcancer.org
Don't get me wrong: I am happy to be alive and still would have chosen to have the same chemo regardless (4 treatments of Taxotere/Cytoxin). But I am upset that no doctor ever told me it was a possibility that my hair wouldn't ALL grow back or be thin. If there is anyone else out there like me, I would like to hear from you.