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"Don't worry, your hair will return after chemo"...

2023

top of bald head

Taxotere, Adriamycin and Cyclophosphamide x 6
Age at time of chemo: 61 (2011)

alopecia

Fluorouracil, epirubicin and cyclophosphamide x 3, Taxotere x 3
Age at time of chemo: 49 (2009-10)

bald head

Taxotere, Adriamycin and Cyclophosphamide x 6
Age at time of chemo: 61 (2011)

thin hair

Taxotere x 6
Age at time of chemo: 45 (2008)

woman bald head

Taxotere x 4
Age at time of chemo: 47 (2013)

permanent hair loss

Taxotere and Cytoxan x 6
Age at time of chemo: 60 (2008)

thin hair on woman

TAC x 6
(Taxotere, Adriamycin and Cytoxan)
Age at time of chemo: 42 (2011-2012)

scalp

Fluorouracil (5FU), Epirubicin, Cyclophosphamide x 3, Taxotere x 3
Age at time of chemo: 46 (2005)

The most common characteristics seem to be more hair growing back around the ears and in a band going around the head. The crown and front have much less. These are the usual signs but of course, they can vary from woman to woman. 

If left to grow in length the look of the photograph top right of this page is typical. 

Women are often torn between letting it grow, just so they have 'some' hair but then having to cope with the 'look', and shaving the scalp to make wearing scarves and wigs easier. 

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