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Forum: Life After Breast Cancer —

Managing life after a breast cancer diagnosis, including rediscovering intimacy, coping with fear of recurrence, reconnecting relationships, sharing hobbies and interests, and finding inspiration in daily life.

Posted on: May 26, 2020 02:05PM

debbiebme wrote:

I wish the hair on my head grew as fast as the hair on my chin.


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May 26, 2020 04:09PM LaughingGull wrote:

I hear you...since oophorectomy + AI, I have a lot of facial hair, along with thinning hair on my head. I wax the facial hair, but I wonder if there is any permanent solution. Very annoying!

ACx4, THPx4, HP (to complete 1y); Nerlynx (1y); AI (expected 10y), Surgery: BMX + ALND, Reconstruction, Oophorectomy. Radiation. Dx 10/26/2017, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)
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Jun 11, 2020 12:08AM havefaithtoday wrote:

In the same boat over here. After going through chemo and being hair less EVERYWHERE....the hair has grown back with a vengeance in all the places I don't want hair. The hair on head is growing, but not fast enough....lol

Have Faith Today! Dx 10/29/2019, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/19/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 12/23/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/23/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jun 11, 2020 03:20PM MinusTwo wrote:

I had medical electrolysis on my facial hairs. As I understand the process, it works on about 1/3 of the hair follicles the first time. And of course new hairs grow that were not there that first time. I ended up going maybe a total of 7-10 times in two years and pretty much all of them have stayed gone. Because I'm getting older and can't always see the one or two blond/grey hairs that might crop up, and because really like the lady who does the treatment, I usually go in once a year for a 15 minutes catch up.

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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Jun 11, 2020 06:38PM AnnC2019 wrote:

It is so annoying. Mine have grown back and they are like little spikes around my chin area. I also get a few hairs around my nipple but that will be gone soon

Dx 6/19/2019, ILC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 8/15/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/28/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 11/4/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 7/22/2020 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement
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Jun 11, 2020 08:44PM AliceBastable wrote:

I've shaved since my hysterectomy in 2008. I switched to an electric shaver a couple years ago so I could use it on my pits during radiation. It's SO much easier and takes less than a minute. For my thinning hair, which was shedding at a horrible rate, I started taking biotin about two years ago, and it's really made a difference. It's thicker looking, and I don't have huge amounts of hair in the drain any more when I wash it.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Cancer's a bitch, but I'm a bigger one with more practice. Dx 5/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

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