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I am almost 2 weeks into my first cycle of Taxotere-Cytoxan. When will my hair fall out?

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Stage 3A Patient over 6 years
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  • Rayleen Lima Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Mine was between the 2nd & 3rd week after the 1st chemo.
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  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    It's usually about 2 weeks. Your scalp will start to hurt, that's when you know it's letting loose. Shaving it off is the best relief. Prayers to you.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Cindy S. Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Mine started coming out by the handfuls when I would run my fingers through it on day 12 and I had it shaved off on day 14.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Wanda S Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    Day 15 for me...buzzed it off a few days later and felt such a relief.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Roberta S Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    Mine was day 15
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Cali V Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    About 2 weeks!
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Lisa G Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I cut my hair very short before my first round. Mine started to shed after the first round. By the 2nd round I had no hair on my head. I finished chemo last Oct and I now have a short afro. Doesn't take long for your hair to grow back. it's scary yes, but now you have the opportunity to be all you can be. You can wear different style, lengths, and colors. have fun with it and wear something you have always wanted to wear. I didn't wear any scarfs, wigs or hats. I sported my bald head, it was summer and too hot for me. You will adjust with time..I used to call myself "Mr. Biggles worth" that hairless cat from Austin powers..lol I found that humor goes a long way with this journey. i wish you all the best!
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Laura Pulido Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    In about a week, Good luck to you!
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    My breast patient navigator told me 2-3 weeks after the 1st treatment. Mine started right at 2 weeks post chemo.
    over 6 years Comment Flag

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