Thanks for posting. While you're waiting for replies on here, I just thought I'd let you know that we have a few telephone volunteers who had docetaxol and have experienced hair loss. If you'd like to be put in touch with any of them, feel free to give us a call on 0345 077 1893. I'm sure they'd be happy to talk about their experiences.
You may not lose it. I had 3 taxotere/docetaxel treatments alongwith 3 FEC. I did have some cold cap treatments however I also shaved my head. Nearly lost it all durng the FEC. My hair started growing back during the taxotere treatments and I had lovely fresh bits covering the bald bits. I finished the treatment in March 17 and by near end May 17 I had a decent thick fuzzy covering and I felt warm enough to kiss the hats goodbye (never did wear the wig - still in its box - just use to wear hats!).
Mind you, it did look like someone had thrown a bottle of frizzy perming lotion over me (rather than having curls as a lot of people seem to get) but that may be due to the pre chemo texture being thick and wavy. In the end, I was just glad to get my hair back after the docetaxel treatment as I am aware that some people never do.
Hi all Does anyone know if and when hair loss is complete on docetaxel? I shaved a number one after my first round when my hair started shedding, but I still have a good deal of stubble covering my whole head after round three. Does it all go eventually? Would love to hear others’ experiences with hair loss Jacq x