Dec 11, 2013 - 6:18 pm
My hair is falling out in handfuls. It started towards the end of my radiation treatments (no chemo) and I asked my rad onc. (keep in mind...he is pretty much a jerk and I do not like him at all) This was our conversation:
Me: My hair is falling out in handfuls, in the shower, when I brush it, etc..
Him: No, rads won't make you lose your hair.
Me: I already AM losing it.
Him: Well, that's odd.
It is still falling out and so I had my follow up appt a week or so ago. I'm out of treatment 5 1/2 months now. Here's the latest:
Me: My hair is still falling out in handfuls.
Him: Rads can do that sometimes. (huh? refer to what he told me earlier...)
Me: Do you think it could be my thyroid?
Him: No, but we can do lab work to see. I'm sure it's fine.
Did the lab work and hel called me that afternoon to say "Your labwork is fine. Your thyroid is fine, just like I knew it would be".
So, why is my hair so thin now that I had to cut 4 inches off? What makes it fall out like it's doing?