Hair thinning

I have been on targeted therapy for 9 months. First Palbociclib, now Abemaciclib due to ongoing neutropenia with the former. Recently my dose was reduced to 100mgs bd due to diarrhoea. I have very thick hair but have noticed significant hair thinning on the top of my head which I’m becoming more conscious of. 
Now that I’m on a moderate dose, can I expect the hair loss to slow down or even stop? Will it regrow? 
Thank you 

Hello collettem26 

Thanks for posting. 

Hair loss and hair thinning are common side effects of abemaciclib.  

It’s difficult to say what pattern this will take as it will vary from person to person. It may slow down or stop altogether whereas some women will have significant hair loss.  This can be very distressing. 

Hair usually regrows once the treatment has stopped. 

You may prefer to use mild shampoos, conditioners, and hair products that are gentler and may help reduce the risk of hair breaking. You may also like to see what other women have tried by posting on this section of the forum. 

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There are number of organisations, such as Cancer Hair Care, my new hair and Look Good Feel Better who offer specific support to women experiencing hair loss from cancer treatment. Your breast care nurse or treatment team may also be able to signpost you to local hair loss services in your area. 

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