cancer cells like hair cells ?

model67a
model67a Member Posts: 8

I am new and have a question.  As I understand it the cells that control hair growth is fast acting as is cancer cells.  I noticed after my first chemo that my beard had almost stopped growing.  This probably a stupid question but I let my beard grow for a week and it was like it was just 1 day.  Could this mean that the chemo is working on the cancer the same as the hair cells ?  If so the chemo must be doing an outstanding job on the cancer cells.  Please don't think I am stupid !  I would appreciate some serious answers.  Thanks

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  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,643 Member
    Of course you aren't stupid

    Any and all questions are important. 

    To be honest, I've never put much thought into hair cells. All I know is that my hair fell out all over my body, and came back rather sporadic. The chemo definitely damaged my hair cells.  But, as of April, I am four years NED (no evidence of disease) at Syage IV, so you may be on to something. 

    Welcome to the forum 

    Tru

  • model67a
    model67a Member Posts: 8
    Trubrit said:

    Of course you aren't stupid

    Any and all questions are important. 

    To be honest, I've never put much thought into hair cells. All I know is that my hair fell out all over my body, and came back rather sporadic. The chemo definitely damaged my hair cells.  But, as of April, I am four years NED (no evidence of disease) at Syage IV, so you may be on to something. 

    Welcome to the forum 

    Tru

    Slow growing beard ????

    This would seem logical to me and was wondering if any other men on here have experienced the same thing.  I couldn't believe it when it was happening !!  But it honestly did happen !!

    't

  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478
    I think you're right.

    I think you're right. Traditional chemo goes after fast dividing cells including cancer and hair cells.

    Jan