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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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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Dear hair.... So, it's had its fun being curly. Maybe it'll come back the way it was originally, which would be nice,…

10/05/09

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Hair loss & Tamoxifen Hi Lee - First of all, yes, Femara has been shown to be a significantly more effective cancer…

08/02/09

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Hair loss with tc chemo This is impossible to answer; we all have our own experience with chemo. Some women's hair…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered SIDE EFFECTS TO ARIMIDEX Yes, Janet, since Arimidex totally blocks your estrogen, and estrogen helps keep your hair…

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