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Hair Loss and Docetaxel - how long?

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Jules4422
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Re: Hair Loss and Docetaxel - how long?

Thanks Hawkie. I'm probably going to shave it off tomorrow. There's not much left now.
hawkie
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Re: Hair Loss and Docetaxel - how long?

Mine started to come out on day 13 of cycle one, it wasnt bad but I shaved it off on a grade 4 that day as personally I didnt want to watch it fall out.  Then on day 17 the short hair literally slid off my head so I shaved it without the guard.  Im now nearly up to cycle 5 and can honeslty say Ive never had a shiny bald head, and Im told I have a lot of hair by my kids and OH. All I can feel when I run my hand over is stubble but Im told I have a load of fine fair hair (was ginger before).  

Jules4422
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Hair Loss and Docetaxel - how long?

Hi All,

I'm new to this. So bear with me.

I've had one lot of Docetaxel two and a half weeks ago to treat my stage 2, grade 3, n1 breast cancer. My hair started falling out on Tuesday and I'm just wondering how long it'll be before it all falls out completely? I'm changing to weekly Paclitaxel cycles as the side effects were quite horrid.

Thanks.