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i have been following Amy Robach and i find it strange she still has all of her hair after 3 treatments on her way to the 4th? makes it look as if its easy and its not. i think we all lost ours by second treatment right?

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anonymous

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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    It really bugs me to watch how her hair is still there since December 2013 treatments. Its been 2 1/2 months and unless she glues her wig onto her scalp , I do believe she still has her hair and that bugs me. The hair around her ears is attached to her scalp and wigs are not like that. Within a month the hair is falling out at an unbelievable rate that you must buzz it off. Its the most devastating feeling. Interested in seeing if it changes.
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    anonymous
    Stage 3C Patient
    My wig looked so good nobody could tell it was a wig. So many people never knew I had BC. Now that I have curly short post chemo hair people don't recognize me ;) Could be the same for her.
    10 months Comment Flag
  • Karen G Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    She did cut her hair shorter though.
    10 months Comment Flag
  • A Mc Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    My wigs were so close to my hair color and even had highlights!
    10 months Comment Flag
  • Mimi Carroll Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Mine was gone 15 day of first treatment.
    10 months Comment Flag
  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I started losing mine at day #13 but everyone is different. My hairdresser didn't think I'd lose any more than I did but I elected to have her take the rest off as it was becoming a nuisance. I'm with Sharon even though I haven't seen Amy, TV can do lots of things to make people look good.
    10 months Comment Flag
  • cindy shubin Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I been following her was thinking the same thing.. She looks amazing.
    10 months Comment Flag
  • cindy shubin Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I read article about Amy her docs told her it would be good for her to go for mental reasons, you just things to be normal. She will do het 3 rd round when she returns home.
    10 months Comment Flag
  • Alison Soule Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    All drugs have different results. I was AC/taxol and my hair was coming out in my fingers day 11. I had a friend shave my head the day after treatment 2 (and a mahawk)
    9 months Comment Flag
  • Karen Milburn Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    Hi I was on A/C dense dose then Taxol dense dose, every other week. They said my hair would fall out by day 16. On day 27 I rubbed my head innocently and out it came. On day 7 at thanksgiving weekend, I had my kids and grandkids cut 16 ponies from my hair and then let them buzz it via #2 length, it was pretty short... kept waiting for it to fall out. Found few hairs here and there.. but day 27, it all came out when I rubbed my head. Not sure if I could have gone another day if I did not rub it. :) Also few days before I lost it , it felt like my hair was in a tight pony... too tight...
    10 months Flag
    • Joan Cox Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I was on the same treatment as you and my hair started coming out day 14. Had hairdresser buzz it. I have 2 more doses of taxol left.

      8 months Flag
    • Harriett Hope Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I am also on same treatment as above. My hair started following out on day 13. I had it buzzed and I am glad I did as before the second treatment (2 weeks apart) I was completely bald skin head. I do not believe Amy is wearing a wig and I am...

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      I am also on same treatment as above. My hair started following out on day 13. I had it buzzed and I am glad I did as before the second treatment (2 weeks apart) I was completely bald skin head. I do not believe Amy is wearing a wig and I am curious to know if she was using the ice cap right after chemo that there has been some success with in trials. Not sure, just don't understand . Good luck Joan on your two other treatments. I have 1 more of A/C and then 4 Taxol's then I will be scheduled for surgery and then radiation.

      8 months Flag
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  • Debbie Pianko Florcke Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I wonder if she's using cold caps, but keeping it quiet (not sure why she would be quiet about it, but you never know). I just had my second treatment of Taxotere, Carboplatin, Herceptin, and Perjeta - and I'm using Penguin Cold Caps - and I still have all of my hair with minimal shedding (my leg, underarm, pubic and facial hair have all stopped growing). I should have lost it all by day 15-20. My profile picture was taken only a few days ago, so you can see what I look like right now. I'm 2+ weeks out from treatment #2 (4 more to go).
    8 months Comment Flag
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I agree that TV can pull off a lot of magic, but I really feel like it's still her own hair. My guess is she is probably using a cold cap. I remember reading about them before starting chemo, but I couldn't afford them, insurance wouldn't pay. I would think she can probably afford it :-) Because regardless of what drugs she is receiving, most every breast cancer treatment (chemotheraphy) causes hair loss, and she definitely should have lost her hair by now. I remember she started treatment in late Nov/early Dec, almost 2 years to the date from when I started my chemo. At first, I was a little frustrated that she wasn't losing her hair. Mine started falling out on day 15 from my first AC treatment. So by February of this year, I was like "why has she not lost her hair?!" But then, I think how terrible of me that I am waiting for another survivor to lose her hair. So now, I say good for her if she has found a way around it, because I know how devastating it is.
    8 months Flag
    • Harriett Hope Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I agree, I believe it is cold caps.

      8 months Flag
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  • Lucy McGillicuty Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Amy Robach is now finished with her 8 treatments and like the others here are blogging, I, too, am perplexed at how it looks like she still has retained her hair. Like anonymous wrote, the hair above her ears looks real. I guess after finishing only 4 treatments of T/C I am SLOWLY growing back my hair...it's like waiting for a garden to grow! Cold caps are widely discouraged because doctors are not positive whether or not if the chemo reaches the scalp with them. Sorry, but I am envious...she makes it look too easy,,,the 99.9% of us do not have this cold cap resource at our treatment facility, nor do our doctors recommend it. .
    7 months Comment Flag
  • Enna Hedring Profile
    anonymous
    Family Member or Loved One
    Her Twitter page says she had " 8 rounds of CMF". Who keeps 3/4 of their hair after that?
    7 months Comment Flag
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    anonymous
    Family Member or Loved One
    I just don't get it! After the 8th and last round, she said she lost "1/4 of her hair" so she kept 3/4 of her hair with chemo for Stage 2 that spread to the lymph node??? Right after she cut it short (after 2 rounds) she said the Dr told her any hair she kept would be dry and brittle yet it looks ticker after 6 more rounds than it did at 2 rounds. Her eyebrows look like makeup, so I think something is up with her hair.
    7 months Comment Flag
  • Lucy Wells Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Her chemo, cmf, does not cause total hair loss, and has fewer side effects, according to patient information sheets. This explains her work schedule and full head if hair. I wish she would be upfront about this, as I am quite sure she choose this little used combo because it would allow her to remain at work, in the public eye. Most people have a harsher experience, and it unmixed that reality.
    7 months Comment Flag
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    My hair feel out like clockwork both times I underwent chemo for primary and recurrence. There are no chemo regimes for node positive breast cancer where hair does not occur. Personally I don't believe she underwent chemo. There are too many inconsistencies between what chemo does to a person and how she looks, especially her hair. I believe she is sending a false message to the world that cancer and treatment isn't really all that bad. The worst part she has shown the world is her boo-hoo haircut.
    6 months Flag
    • Lori Wagner Holland Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Shame on you for suggesting that she is lying.

      4 months Flag
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  • Lori Wagner Holland Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I have had 2 rounds of CMF, the same chemo that Amy had, and I still have most of my hair. My oncologist said it would thin out, that I would not lose it all. Shame on whoever suggested that she is lying about having chemo- why would anyone in their right mind lie about that?
    4 months Comment Flag
  • Gina Nuske Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I have breast cancer and I also work for Oncologist. I have been trying to find a treatment that will give me a chance to save my hair. My doctors tell me that CMF is not common any more but it is still an approved therapy and the chances of hair loss are reduced.
    3 months Flag
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      anonymous
      Patient

      Yes I agree I was told cmf is not used much these days found not to be as effective as some of the others so it was not offered to me. I had TC lost all hair by day 21.

      3 months Flag
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  • K G Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    My hair didnt start to fall out for 5-6 weeks on Taxol. Dont know what chemo drug she is having right now.
    10 months Comment Flag
  • Brenda Burghardt Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Mine fell out on day 15. I always had very straight brown hair. Now it is black and curlier than curly fries. HATE IT. Amy Robach looks fabulous! Is she taking Tomoxafin?
    25 days Comment Flag
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Hey, its the magic of TV and the make-up department. Don't believe everything you see.... smoke and mirrors. My hair started to drop on day 14.
    10 months Comment Flag

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