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Hairstyles After Chemo
Hair growth change: After chemotherapy the hair root is injured and growth stops. The alteration in growth pattern after recovery is thought to be responsible for the change in appearance of the growth of the hair. It can have color and texture change as well. The scientific details are still not totally clear. ...Read more
Hair regrowth: Good question. Not sure but often I see softer, finer and even curly hair return in a patient whose chemo induced total hair loss (alopecia). Perhaps the chemo effect resets the hair follicles and the growth that occurs is from a more juvenile set of hair stem cells. But basically, almost all patients have different hair quality after chemo, and most like it better than the hair they had. ? ...Read more
When dealing with breast cancer when are you considered cancer free? After mastectomy? After last chemo tx? After reconstruction?
Radiation Head & Neck ended 4 mo ago thyroid TSH now 5.02 Levothyroxine 50mcg 2wks. Hair still falling. How long before hair stops falling out?
TSH 5.02: I can understand radiation of your thyroid gland in the neck but not radiation of your head. Are you sure that was done? If so you need to ask why. More likely only the thyroid imaging was performed - not radiation. Your TSH of 5.02 is a bit too high and you should probably be on a higher dose of levothyroxine. ...Read more
Will masterbating before1st psa, 3 months after post prostate surgery salvage radiation, throw off test results? Appt.For blood test w/in 24hrs thanx
PSA: No. There is no issue with psa in this situation. ...Read more
My father had hodgkins chemo killed original cancer but whilst having chemo non hodgkin's grew chemo didnt work now spread brain lung how much time?
Be prepared: Advancing lymphoma that is not responsive to treatment usually means a relatively short life span remains, so it is best to prepare and enjoy the present with your loved one. Occasionally, clinical trials of newer drugs may be available for people who have failed conventional treatments, but these are "last ditch" attempts and may not increase survival much, but do help us to learn for future pts. ...Read more
Went through 3 months of chemo, then 14 treatments whole brain radiation. Eyebrows began falling out, begin growing, fall out again. Will this stop?
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