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When should I shave my head. I haven't even started chemo yet.

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2007
    Morgan, My oncologist told me two week after my first treatment of A/C. He was right! I waited until it started coming out before I shaved my head. I wouldn't jump-the-gun until after you get a hank of hair falling out. It is just a lousy traumatic event. BIg hugs, and hang in there, Sharon
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  • jc lin Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    Morgan, I always have long hair, I cut it short before my surgery for easy cleaning and shave it after first chemo treatment. It started falling off at two week. I had a good cry then now I am feeling much much better. I have been reading your post and you are on my mind.
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  • Lesly Bolton Profile
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    了解乳腺癌
    I got a group of girlfriends together the night before I started chemo and we went to my hair stylist that I have gone to for years and she shaved my head. It was awesome to have everyone there. We laughed and cried together. I didn't want to feel sick from the chemo and have to do that at the sane time.
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  • julie s Profile
    anónimo
    Stage 2A Paciente
    Mine started coming out 2 weeks after my first chemo treatment so I got it shaved then...
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  • maria aiello Profile
    anónimo
    Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama
    I suggest shaving it a couple weeks after your first chemo, it's better when you have the power on your hands! Goodluck!
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  • Maria Torstensson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Dear Morgan, 16 days after first chemo my hair fell off and there was no other way than to shave my head. I wanted to wait as long as possible, all women doesn't loose their hair. It was terrible to do it, but surviving is better than hair loss. Take care! 
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  • susan Richmond Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Morgan, I cut my hair 2 days before I was suppose to start chemo, my bone scan came back that it had spread to my hip bone. That meant my treatment plan had changed to only hormone therapy! I would wait till I started chemo !! Good luck and my prayers are with you and all the ladies on here!!!
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    anónimo
    Stage 2A Paciente
    I have always worn short hair and my first treatment was 2 wks ago and my hair has not fallen out yet, Everybody hair don't come out, So just wait and see, Take care
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    • Karen G Profile
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      Stage 2A 病人

      Are you getting AC? They told me everyone loses hair with that treatment. It could take three weeks though. I hope you are right about it not falling out for you.

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      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      I am not getting A/C, But one of the medication I am getting does say side effects is hair loss. It's been 2 weeks after my treatment went too the hair salon yesterday, My beautician was shocked that it has not came out. but I am prepared if it do

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  • Sarah Hailes Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    I cut my long hair short before chemo. Then when it started falling out I shaved my head.
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  • leslie adkins Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I cut my long braid off, the day I got my port in. Sent it to locks of love. Had a nice bob hair style. Then my scalp hurt, and it was coming out in handfuls. That's when I got the wig and it shaved. Some people don't lose one hair. Knew I would, and cut my hair to get ready for the fight.
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    Stage 2A 病人
    Well mine is really long cut loads off. Going to leave it and wait and see I am having the cold cap if I can stand it as its real cold :(
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    • Rosanna Wieder Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      What do you mean by cold cap? My hair is also long and will be starting chemo in about a month. This is all so new to me.

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  • jen sou Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 3A Patient
    I had very long hair when I was diagnosed, and I enjoyed it for as long as I could. A few days after my second treatment my hair started falling out on my pillow or when I brushed it, I let this go on for 2 days. When a clump of my bangs came out I knew it was time. Some people don't like seeing it fall out, I figure it's going either way so why not just enjoy it for a while. Either way your hair will start falling out around your second treatment ( at least with AC) and you should do what you feel okay with.
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    • Morgan Moser Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Hey Jen, I also have super long hair and I'm trying to enjoy it while I can. What's AC? And I also heard so

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    • Morgan Moser Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Stupid phone, anyway, what a cold cap?

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    • Karen G Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      AC is the Ardriamycin Cytoxin part of Chemo. These drugs make you lose your hair as one of the numerous side effects. They told me it would fall out between two and three weeks after Chemo.

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    • Morgan Moser Profile
      anonymes
      Étude du cancer du sein

      Thanks Karen!

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    • jen sou Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 3A Patient

      Never heard of a cold cap. It sucks losing your hair, but there may be things about being bald you don't mind! Like laying on a cool pillow or the way the shower feels on your head.

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  • Francine Williams Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    My husband and I shaved my hair a week after I started treatment because it began to fall I cryed every day from it shedding and could not deal with it.
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  • Blair Greiner Profile
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    了解乳腺癌
    I shaved at day 14. It comes out day 16-17
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