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How long does it take for eyelashes and eyebrows to grow back after chemo? Does anything help them to grow?

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Learning About Breast Cancer about 3 years
 
  • Nikol Vega Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I ended chemo in late January by mid March I had eyebrows and lashes again. Not the way they were before chemo but they are slowly getting there.
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    My eyebrows and lashes became thin but I never completely lost them. Unfortunately, the lashes grew back, sparsely but my eyebrows.... not so much. Take care, Sharon
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Did you try latisse? I wondering if that works. Why does everyone say all will return to normal after chemo? Didyou

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Did you try latisse? I wondering if that works. Why does everyone say all will return to normal after chemo? Didyou

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Did your hair grow back in as thick as before?

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Jayme, I never tried latisse but my hair did grow back as thick as it was. Take care, Sharon

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      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks so much Sharon. Your help is precious. Tc hugs jayme

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    • vicki e Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      Latisse did not work for me

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    • sabrina brown Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      What is Latisse ?

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      Learning About Breast Cancer

      It is a prescription eyelash grower and thickener.

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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I have used latisse since I finished chemo. It helped but I still lost my eybrows twice after they came in. 9 months later my eyelashes are great my eyebrows are thin but better. I don't know if it was the taxotere or the cytoxan .
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      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks so much for your answer. It's good to know ahead what could happen. The onocologist and treatment nurse keep reassuring me everything will go back to pre-chemo condition. I'll try Latisse after I finish chemo. Thanks again! Jayme

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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I have used latisse since I finished chemo. It helped but I still lost my eybrows twice after they came in. 9 months later my eyelashes are great my eyebrows are thin but better. I don't know if it was the taxotere or the cytoxan .
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  • sheree oden Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Ten years ago I lost lashes and brows after taxol. Yes, they did grow back in slowly. They never have been as full as before, maybe due to my post menopausal age or maybe due to arimidex. Estrogen helps hair quality and we can't do that.
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      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I'm also postmenaposal. Thanks for answering my question. Now I'll lower my expectations about my lashes and brows growing back.

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  • vicki e Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    Unfortunately mine never grew back (I had chemo four years ago). I looked like I was still going through chemo long after I finished. Finally two years ago I gave in and had permanent makeup done (tattoos) on my eyebrow line and eyeliner to lessen the stark look. The liner did not 'take' they said because of the chemo. Now I have just been diagnosed with a recurrence and am hoping when I finish, my hair, eyebrows and lashes will all grow back this time. Taxotere was the culprit. Hopefully yours will grow back fine.
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I hope too that your lashes and brows will grow back after chemo. I'm on Abraxane. I have three more to go...last one May8th. My lashes and brows have thinned out quite a bit but there are still sparce hair.

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  • sally fakih Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Try to put olive oil on both eyebrows and eyelashes .. Good luck
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  • sophie addison Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Similarly to head hair loss, your chances of losing your eyelashes and brows largely depends on the type of chemotherapy you receive. eyelashes will grow back but it take a time to grow back. read more about this topic here .. http://www.thebeautyinsiders.com/chemo-cream-has-more-uses-than-treating-cancer.html
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  • nicole desimone Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Latisse is well known for eyelashes and can be used off label for eyebrows as well. You can swipe the product over your eyebrow area similar to what u do to your eyelid - some women have success with this. There are also some limited aestheticians out there that can place eyelash or eyebrow extensions directly on your skin for hair loss- ask around not everyone does ghis
    about 2 months Comment Flag

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