Topic: taxotere and permanent hair loss

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Posted on: Mar 2, 2008 12:49PM - edited Jul 17, 2011 11:37AM by okblessed

Posted on: Mar 2, 2008 12:49PM - edited Jul 17, 2011 11:37AM by okblessed

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May 21, 2013 10:32PM Sandy65 wrote:

Burley,
Thank you for that info. I have decided to go ahead with the taxotere. The reason: my mo said if I decided to stay on taxol she was going to reduce dose it even further yet. She has already reduced it. I feel if she reduced it further I won't get the benefit of going through all of this and it may have been for nothing which would really make me upset. So, guess I don't really have a choice but to try so I can say that I did all I could to prevent a reaccurance. If I do have permanent hair loss I will have to be more creative I guess. I am hoping that with my history of hair growth, I won't have that issue but will deal with it if it happens. It is a hard decision but would like the best chance I can at having more years with grand babies and family. Hope you are doing well.
Take care,
Sandy

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway-John Wayne Dx 10/31/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/30/2012 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 2/8/2013 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 7/1/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/7/2013
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Feb 6, 2014 10:21PM taxoteremademebald wrote:

Hi All,

Just wanted to bump this thread and let people know taxotere is making women permanently bald.  I am almost 7 months post-chemo and still bald on the top of my head. 

Dx 1/14/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 3/28/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/28/2013 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 8/8/2013
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Sep 2, 2014 01:29PM taxoteremademebald wrote:

14 months post chemo and still bald. My doctor has since had this happen to two other women. 

Dx 1/14/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 3/28/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/28/2013 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 8/8/2013
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Oct 16, 2014 01:12AM liza17 wrote:

I am 17 months post chemo and still pretty bald

Dx 11/13/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 2/20 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/7/2012 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Right); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Left) Targeted Therapy 1/22/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 1/22/2013 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 5/30/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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