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I'm planning to shave my head before I lose my hair an Adriamycin and Cytoxan. When is the best time to do this?

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    anonymous
    Stage 3C Patient
    I would say whenever the hair falling out starts driving you crazy or makes you sad or mad. I cut mine really short in advance. Then I had my hairdresser on standby, and had her shave my head the morning of my second chemo, it was 2 weeks after my first A/C.
    6 年多 旗帜
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      anonymous
      Patient

      I'm going to try to preempt the falling out! Maybe I'll shoot for in between rounds 1 and 2 (I'll be on a 2-week regimen) ;-)
      Thank you!

      6 年多 旗帜
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    anonymous
    stage_2a Patient
    I cut mine short before I started and then shaved it completely after my 2nd treatment. I was on an every other week schedule - so it was about 3 weeks in when I shaved it. Have someone with you when you do it (and a glass of wine) and try to make it fun!!
    6 年多 旗帜
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      anonymous
      Patient

      Thanks - mine's already super short! Been wearing it that way for several years :) Just didn't know about shaving in between treatments - guess that's what I'll plan!

      6 年多 旗帜
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2003
    Loosing your hair is so tough! Have you heard of the Look Good, Feel Better program sponsored by the American cancer society? They show you tips on wigs, scarves, hats, makeup and give you free makeup. It is a blast! Wishing you minimal side effects and good results with chemo. Keep the questions coming. We are here for you!
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I went from shoulder to pixie before chemo. Then the itchy hair and headache and towel coveted with hair shouted time to shave. If you can do it before this great for. If you don't you'll know when you've had enough and by then you'll shave and look like a funny rat and then the rest will lop off and you can sport a commando a scarf or wig depending on your body temperature and temperament.
    6 年多 评论 旗帜
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    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    My head started to feel warm and tingly the night before my second treatment, 2 weeks after the first. My hair started to get really easy to pull out and got worse as the days went on. I decided to shave it 3 days after that second treatment. Tough to do but SO much better when it was gone. Way less traumatic than losing hair everywhere.
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