Although I've known people whose hair came back thinner than it was before, you are the first person I've heard of whose hair didn't come back at all. Usually hair starts coming back within six to eight weeks after finishing chemo. Radiation treatments after chemo can also affect how quickly the hair returns. Since balding can be related to underlying health issues like thyroid problems, I think that you need to be sure that your oncologist is checking on all the non-cancer health issues that can affect hair growth. A hairdresser might also have ideas about scalp treatments that might help.
Have any other readers had this problem? Did you find a product that helped?
hello. i just wanted to tell you that i have the same problem and it sucks.I was 33 when i was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and i had nice long dark hair.Deciding to start the chemo was held off 2 months because i was so distraught at the thoughts of going bald.People close to me couldnt understand my delay because they all said wear a wig for a few months and your hair comes right back.Well i am now 41 and very little hair has come back.Funny that my doc said the same thing.She never heard of a patient whos hair didnt come back even better than before.Until me.Ive always found that hard to believe and it has deeply impacted my life.Wish i new of a way to solve it.Stuck payin a fortune to have hair glued to my head! carrie
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