Is It True That Hair Can Start Growing Back While On Weekley Taxol Treatments?

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Asked by Baileysgirl22

Is It True That Hair Can Start Growing Back While On Weekley Taxol Treatments?

I am on my 3rd out of 12th session. I heard and bought Biotin and have been taking that daily just in case it helps the hair growth a little bit. What about lashes can that start growing on my weekly treatments since its not a heavy dose? I just want to know when to start expecting something. My whole treatment so far has been the best experience on chemo that Ive come across yet. Ive had rarely any side effects other than just loss of energy. Ive been really blessed with how my body and mind has been coping and dealing with this. Im just getting anxious now and wanting to be my old self again or atleast start to be the old me again. I want to see some progress!!!!

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I'm glad that you have had minimal problems while on chemo. Yes, it is true that hair can start growing again on Taxol. But reactions will vary. My eyelashes and eyebrows thinned but hung on stubbornly through AC and then came out completely on Taxol. So I'm afraid that this is going to have to be a wait-and-see situation for you. Your hair and lashes will come back, but no one can promise when. Maybe some other people who have had the lower dose Taxol can share their hair stories. I had bigger doses every three weeks. Your oncology nurse is also a good source for anecdotal stories about hair growth on Taxol.