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Hair loss occurs as a result of chemotherapy and other drugs to suppress breast cancer. The depletion of estrogen is often the primary cause of experienced hair loss. When hair grows back, it is often in an altered state: wavier texture, duller color, sparser consistency, thinner feel, dissimilar growth pattern. Remedies include hair regrowth products, trendy headscarves, wigs, extensions, semi-permanent human hair attachments, hair implants.

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Arimidex is the most common hormone therapy drug taken by post-menopausal breast cancer survivors. We’re warned about sore and aching bones and joints, the danger of osteoporosis… but no one ever seems to mention the drug’s affect on your hair, and for many of us, it’s the most irritating side effect of all.   Side…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered When does hair come back? On Taxol? I had my last chemo in November, and it was March before I thought it was long…

07/09/10

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered shaving my head before chemo.. I had my hair cut really short (about an inch) before my first chemo treatment, but when…

03/25/10

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Lupron and hair loss...will it grow back Hi - About 18% of women experience hair loss with Lupron. And yes, it's…

11/09/09

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Getting Ready for Your Hair to Fall Out Let that wig stay retired forever - a monument to the CHALLENGE you overcame! PJH

10/27/09

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