prostate radiation and hair loss

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i had 8 weeks of external radiation to prostate bed , (had surgery a year befor) ,but there was still residual cancer

just wondering if anyone has lost any or huge amounts of pubic hair down there, or do i something else going on?

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  • Clevelandguy
    Clevelandguy Member Posts: 1,087 Member
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    Yep

    Hi,  

    Could very well be from the external beam radiation. The radiation kills the genetic material in the cells it touches to replicate & grow.

    Dave 3+4

  • skippy1234
    skippy1234 Member Posts: 8
    edited January 2021 #3
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    Yep

    Hi,  

    Could very well be from the external beam radiation. The radiation kills the genetic material in the cells it touches to replicate & grow.

    Dave 3+4

    have you personally

    have you personally experienced this ?

     

  • skippy1234
    skippy1234 Member Posts: 8
    edited January 2021 #4
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    Yep

    Hi,  

    Could very well be from the external beam radiation. The radiation kills the genetic material in the cells it touches to replicate & grow.

    Dave 3+4

    ive read you may lose some

    ive read you may lose some hair in the treatment area which in my case was 4cm but my lose seems to go outside tha area as well

    suspicious...im not worried about the cosmetic aspect...so i want to see if anyone can confirm or deny

  • skippy1234
    skippy1234 Member Posts: 8
    edited January 2021 #5
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    Yep

    Hi,  

    Could very well be from the external beam radiation. The radiation kills the genetic material in the cells it touches to replicate & grow.

    Dave 3+4

    cleveland guy

    cleveland guy can you read the rest of my thread?

  • skippy1234
    skippy1234 Member Posts: 8
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    anyone else lose hair lots or little?

    anyone else lose hair lots or little?

  • VascodaGama
    VascodaGama Member Posts: 3,692 Member
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    Loss of body hair is common in PCa treatment

    It happened to me.  Radiation, chemotherapy and hormonal treatment may lead to loss of body hair. Recovery of body hair from ADT takes longer and it never becomes hairy again.

    VG

  • skippy1234
    skippy1234 Member Posts: 8
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    Loss of body hair is common in PCa treatment

    It happened to me.  Radiation, chemotherapy and hormonal treatment may lead to loss of body hair. Recovery of body hair from ADT takes longer and it never becomes hairy again.

    VG

    anyone else lose hair lots or little?

    thank you for your reply but i only had radiation, im looking for someone in my situstion who lost a lot of it to only 

    external beam radiaition...thank you ....can you eleaborate?  excuse my sloppy spelling...what is ADT?   NOVICE

    im trying to find out if my hair loss is typical for external beam radiaition....if you can read my thread id appreciate it...thanks

    k i googled adt i understand the hormonal aspect

  • JFredB
    JFredB Member Posts: 9 Member
    edited January 2021 #9
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    radiation and hair loss

    I had the surgery then 40 days of radiation about 11 months later and no significan hair loss. hope that helps.

  • skippy1234
    skippy1234 Member Posts: 8
    edited January 2021 #10
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    JFredB said:

    radiation and hair loss

    I had the surgery then 40 days of radiation about 11 months later and no significan hair loss. hope that helps.

    thank you!!!!

    thank you!!!!