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Permanent hair loss from chemo

Started this discussion. Last reply by OKblessed Jun 28, 2013. 4 Replies

I have permanent hair loss from chemotherapy for breast cancer. The 'hair' that has returned is extremely thin, wiry and doesn't cover the top of my head at all. The hardest part if trying to wear a…Continue

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Permanently bald after treatment with taxotere for breast cancer. I do have some scraggly thin wisps of hair - does not cover my head - must wear a wig.
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Hair loss due to medical treatment
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New November 21, 2011

Posted on November 21, 2011 at 4:30pm 2 Comments

Hello - I am learning to live with permanent hair loss from a breast cancer treatment drug, taxotere. I started a topic on breastcancer.org and have made friends with women around the world considering treatment with taxotere, or having already been treated with tacotere. Many of us are learning to live this new life of 'no/very little' hair and 'no eyebrows'.

Joining this group is 'my acceptance' of my hair is not coming back. I need to learn the best way to mimic eyebrows and wig…


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At 4:06pm on March 25, 2013, CSue said…

Thank you for the friend request (I just found it). Hope you're doing well.

At 4:33pm on November 24, 2012, Christine said…

Hi, thank you for the invite, yes I did shave (buzz) my head, hard thing to do, but I think I did the right thing. You said your wig is slipping even with the gel band..is it the one that sits on your head like a headband and you put the wig over it?? Could you use a glue? I tried got2b glued on my old synthetic wig, and it worked amazingly well, that baby wasn't coming off for nothing, and the best part was the got2B glued comes of with water.

At 10:28pm on November 23, 2012, Linda said…

Thank you for the friend invite and welcome to alopeciaworld! Sorry I haven't been on as much, my Mama had a stroke and I was one of her caregivers. She's fine now though. Hope you're doing fine and keep in touch!

At 12:13pm on November 23, 2012, Norm said…

Hi, OKB (I bet that's not your real name - I'm sensitive like that :) ) - and Ta for the friend add! How's tricks? Hope you're still in remission - any luck with the hair this year?

At 7:39pm on November 21, 2011, LeslieAnn Butler said…

Hello and welcome!
How are you today? For really natural-looking eyebrows, go to www.beauti-full-brows.com. They are temporary tattoo brows which can last for days and are very affodable. I've been wearing them for many years!
Leslie Ann

At 5:36pm on November 21, 2011, Tallgirl said…

Welcome! My mom had breast cancer, and went the radiation route. She never lost her hair. However...I did...since age ten, with alopecia. Look at the discussion topics for wigs and eyebrows, and write to those who you think have choices that might work for you. Good luck!



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