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FEC T....hair loss

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Re: FEC T....hair loss

Thank you Sal. You are right, in the grand scheme of things and all that.... Really appreciate your insight, I'm hoping too that once the initial shock has passed that it will become far less worrying than I'm thinking.

Wishing you well for your next treatment, one more under our belt eh?!

V xx
Nanny_Sal
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Re: FEC T....hair loss

Hi Vickie

If you pop over to the monthly chemo threads, you will find lots of advice. I'm on the November thread. I'm having my 3rd FEC on 27th Dec, followed by 3 doses of T.

I can't help with the hair thing, except to say I decided against Cold capping. I starting losing my hair 'big time' about 16days after first dose of FEC. So decided to just have it shaved off. I'm a few weeks further on now, and I am okay with the way I look. I currently wear a scarf when I am working, or I go out. I do have a wig, but I haven't felt the need to wear it yet. While I am at home I am happy to go natural 🙂 although if the house is cold it can be a little chilly.

I hope you manage to keep your hair, but I just want to say. That I am 38 have had long hair (waist length) for most of my adult life. As soon as I was diagnosed with BC the thought of losing my hair scared me the most. BUT it isn't anywhere near as bad as we imagine. Quite frankly if losing my hair gives me my life back, then I am happy to trade!!

I actually saw a friend today who I hadn't seen since losing my hair. She said I looked great with my scarf, and she said that I was happier than she had ever imagined I would be. I think throughout all this we expect the worse, but the reality is things are never as bad as we imagine! Quite frankly after being told you have breast cancer, surely the only way is up! (or maybe that's just the way I look at it)

(((((((((((BIG HUGS)))))))))))) hope you find your way to the monthly threads. Remember you are not alone.

Sal xx
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Re: FEC T....hair loss

Thank you June. I down loaded it earlier and it prompted me to join the forum and post. Was useful x
June_BCC
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Re: FEC T....hair loss

Hello VickieD

 

Welcome to the BCC forums. 

 

As well as the support and shared experiences you may receive from your fellow users we also have our free helpline on 0808 800 6000 where you can talk to one of our staff who are there to offer support and information. Lines are open weekdays 9-5 and Sat 10-2..

 

I have also put a link below to our publication on hair loss

http://www2.breastcancercare.org.uk/publications/treatment-side-effects/breast-cancer-hair-loss-bcc5...

 

With best wishes

June, moderator

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FEC T....hair loss

Hi, I'm a new member and have had my 1st chemo with my 2nd on Dec 27th. I've just noticed past 2 days that my hair is coming out, I used cold cap and have a wig ready but I'm still hoping I don't need to use the wig (highly unlikely I'm sure!). I've heard about a product called Caboki concealer which is applied to help disguise thinning areas ( my hairs pretty thin to begin with !!) wondered if anyone has heard/used of it or have and words of wisdom/comfort about the hair loss on Fec T. Feels pretty surreal posting this (my first time). Kind of making the reality of having BC real again if that makes sense..?!

Any replies very grateful
V (39& a little fragile at mo ) x