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dog_lover147
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Joined: Feb 2013

am looking for some support I was diagonised with stage 1b uterine & stage 1c ovarian have had one treatment of chemo so far second one is this coming monday and I go for radation constulation friday hair is falling out already ... 

mopar
Posts: 1950
Joined: May 2003

So sorry you are going through this.  I cannot address the 1b uterine cancer, but I was 1c ovarian in 2000 with a recurrance in 2006.  I had carboplatin and taxol both times, with a switch to taxotere on my second treatment during the recurrance.  Somehow I developed an allergy to the taxol.  However, all went well, and here I am 13 years later!  Seeing my hair falling out the first time was expected but nonetheless hard to see at first.  So, when I was diagnosed with the recurrance I went ahead and had my hair dresser shave it down really, really short.  That way I didn't have to see clumps of hair on my pillow.  That was a much easier transition.

Visit us often and maybe we can be of help as you're going through this.  This is a great forum, a great place to vent and to meet new friends!  We all know how you feel, so nothing is off limits to share with us.  Sending prayers and hugs as you go through this journey.

Monika

 

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lovesanimals
Posts: 1248
Joined: Sep 2011

Welcome!  You've come to the right place for support and information.  I was diagnosed with stage 2b ovarian cancer in September 2010, had surgery in October 2010 and then six treatments of chemo (carboplatin and taxol) every three weeks between December 2010 and March 2011.  My CA 125 was over 2,800 prior to surgery and then dropped down to 7 after surgery and before chemo.  I've been NED (no evidence of disease) ever since.  I think I started to lose my hair around the time of my second chemo treatment.  I noticed lots of it laying on my pillow in the morning and when I washed my hair and then combed it, lots came out in clumps.  Prior to starting chemo, I bought an electric razor made for heads and I had my husband shave off the few stragglers.  I know how traumatic the loss of hair is to some women.  I myself didn't have a problem with it.  I liked not having to wash and style my hair and not having to shave my legs and armpits.  I definitely saved on shampoo!

Feel free to share your thoughts and concerns and questions here.  As Monika said, nothing is off limits because we all understand what you're going through.  Sending lots of good thoughts and prayers to you!

Hugs,

Kelly

 

 

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Cafewoman53
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Joined: Jul 2010

you have come to the right place for support. the women here are wonderful. I was diagnosed IIIc in June of 2010 and then they found renal cell cancer on a pet scan after chemo. so. we come in all different shapes and sizes.

hair loss is a tough one but it does grow back,you can get a free wig from the American Cancer Society hats are fun too I was never a hat or scarf person before this.

Colleen

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