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How long does it take for hair to grow back? Last treatment was 2 weeks ago...

Deborah Baker Profile
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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Deborah, I wish I could tell you how long it will take but it won't be soon unfortunately. It took my hair about 8 months to really show growth that actually looked like I --might-- have just chosen a really, really, short haircut. Arrrrgh! My hair normally grows very quickly but didn't after chemo. Like everything else, it is an individual with each woman. I don't know if there is anything you can do to speed it along either. I guess you just have to be very thankful, you are done with your chemo every time you look in a mirror. Glad you are done. Take care, Sharon
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    • Deborah Baker Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Sharon..Thanks I kinda figured it would take at least a yr to not have to wear wig...It"s soo hot... But I am thankful I made it threw chemo...Thanks again

      over 7 years Flag
  • Francine Williams Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I finish Chemo in June and my hair is so pretty and curly it's looks as if that's how I cut it!!I'm so proud to rock it like this.So give it sometime and b4 u know it it will be sprouting all over ur head!!
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  • Erin Timlin Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I am 6 months out from finishing chemo and I, like Sharon, now have a hairdo that looks like I did it on purpose. It's 2 or so inches long and curly so while it's not what it was, it does look like I have a cute and somewhat chic haircut. I must say though that about 2 months after finishing I had filled in enough fuzz that I stopped wearing the hats and felt good. It'll be slow but it'll come!
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  • vicki e Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    At two weeks you are worrying too soon. I have been waiting five years for mine to grow back. Being bald during chemo is bad enough but five years after i am still waiting. I hate being bald. Concentrate on feeling better because there s nothing you can do to make it grow and worrying at this point in your treatment is counter productive.
    over 7 years Comment Flag

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