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Forum: Managing Side Effects of Breast Cancer and Its Treatment —

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Posted on: Jul 28, 2020 02:35PM

mtspacekace wrote:

Anyone have a recommendation for a good shampoo and conditioner? I have almost lost all of my hair...but I feel like I still should use a shampoo to cleanse it. It’s dry and flaky right now, so I will probably need something moisturizing. I read that a shampoo/conditioner with SPF in it would be good...but I can seem to find any. Is this such a thing? And if not....why?! So many men would benefit from this as well! Any suggestions?!


Diagnosed at 38. Dog mom. Wife. Rancher turned warrior, currently busy kicking cancers ass. Dx 6/3/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 6/3/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 7/6/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/7/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 7/7/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Jul 28, 2020 03:02PM moth wrote:

I wash my scalp with the same cleanser I wash my face. I don't condition. I use the same sunscreen as I use on my body.

When i did chemo in 2018 and my hair was coming in I just started using my regular shampoo. People mentioned keeping pores open; I figure vigorous drying with a towel is enough

Seriously???? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." nevertellmetheodds2017.tumblr.... Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/19/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab)
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Jul 28, 2020 03:27PM Spookiesmom wrote:

My dermatologist suggested Head and Shoulders. I don’t have enough hair to bother with conditioner. Thanks letrozole!!!

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Jul 28, 2020 03:37PM SerenitySTAT wrote:

I don't use conditioner since my hair leans to oily. My regular shampoo is free of sulfates, parabens, etc. When bald I just used aloe gel like a scalp mask. That would help moisturize your scalp. Instead of sunscreen I always used a hat or Buff.

"Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 🐶☕️🛀🖼🥐🌲🎭 Dx 11/2015 IDC Left IIIC 10/11 nodes ER+PR+HER2-, 12/2015 Left Mast, 2/2016 4 AC+12 Taxol, 9/2016 Rads Nodes Chest wall 15+4 boosts, 10/2016 Tamox, 4/2019 Exemestane, 12/2019 Ibrance/Xgeva
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Jul 28, 2020 10:42PM MinusTwo wrote:

I also use Head & Shoulders. 2 in 1, shampoo + conditioner with almond oil. It's about the only thing that keeps me from scratching holes in my scalp

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Jul 29, 2020 01:52AM Jettie wrote:

I just use my aveeno shower gel and then when i moisturize my face run my hands over my scalp too with my creamy hands :D

Dx 2/14/2020, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 3/11/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/11/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 3/11/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 8/11/2020 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast

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