Topic: Has chemo made you lose your hair?

I haven't lost any hair and I've been having chemo for over a year (Gemzar/Xeloda).  Everyone says that I look so healthy.  It's funny how we expect cancer paitients to be bald.

Someone said that this cancer is like colon cancer - a silent killer.  People don't look like they are sick, and don't feel symptoms until late in the progression of the disease.

Re: Has chemo made you lose your hair?

Hi Lisa,
I'm on gemzar & cisplatin.   I haven't lost my hair to the point of being bald, but it is thinning.   I don't have bald spots or anything like that but the amount of hair that comes out in the shower and I can feel it is thinner when it's dry tells me that I'm definately losing hair.   I don't think that by looking at me anyone could ever guess that I have this crazy cancer.   Other than being a bit thin, I look normal.  The one good thing is that my leg hair doesn't grow back as fast so I don't have to shave as often.   We need to find the positive's where we can!

- Suzanne

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No hair loss for Charlie either after a lot of Gemzar, Xeloda and oxaliplatin.  Everyone always says how great he looks and he does.  He says sometimes he thinks people expect him to roll in in a wheelchair.

Carol

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Suzanne...
You still shave your legs? That when out the window when I turned 30 except for special occasions.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

Re: Has chemo made you lose your hair?

This has to be the most unique website on the planet.  We cover just about everything.  All of you are the greatest people, ever.

Kris....what happened when you turned 30?  And, what constitutes a "special occasion"?
Hugs to all
Marion

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Re: Has chemo made you lose your hair?

I let the hair on my legs grow in the winter, then clear-cut in the spring.

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Gosh, I can't sleep if my legs are too stubbley.  even in the winter.  yipes!

- Suzanne

Re: Has chemo made you lose your hair?

Hahaha! I was just talking to my mum about that and she says that her legs have been hair free since starting the chemo and that she's enjoying that!! smile
Mum hasn't lost her hair but it's falling. She started her chemo in August.  She feels it's getting thinner. She's on Gemzar and Oxaliplatin.

M