CSN Login
Members Online: 18


Posts: 1
Joined: May 2012

I have been diagnosed with Gestational Trophoblastic Disease- stage 3 Chriocarcinoma. When originally diagnosed I was told that this was an easy fix, a weekly shot of methotrexate would do the trick. When that didn't work I would did the methotrexate five days a week every other week. This treatment has now failed and it is now in my lungs (hence the stage 3). I then found a specialist in this rare cancer, who has started me with an EMA/CO treatment. I did my first EMA portion of the EMA/CO. I feel that I am just waiting around to start feeling bad. I was told I would loose my hair and that it would be less painful if I cut it short first. Any advice on how to proceed with the next couple of days? Has anyone experienced this type of treatment before, that could give me a little insight on what to expect. Do you have any advice about cutting my hair, and if so synthetic wig vis real hair wig? I have so many questions.

txtrisha55's picture
Posts: 506
Joined: Apr 2011

I had to go do research to find out what is in you are going through because I had never heard of it before. In answer to your question about hair. I cut mine short before receiving the first chemo treatment. It gives a person a sense of control over something in your life. I also chose to shave all the hair off once it started falling out. I chose to also go bald instead of wearing a wig, so I could not help you there. I live in Texas and last year when I was going through chemo is was 100 degrees. It was brutally hot. No hat, no scarf, no wig. Good luck with your treatments. trish

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2016 © Cancer Survivors Network