African Americans with breast cancer who want to connect.
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Jun 19, 2017 06:49PM
Hi Tannniii. Hopefully someone with experience cold capping on relaxed hair will respond. I did cold cap but my hair is natural. I got my hair washed and straightened about 4 or 5 days prior to treatment. I held out a couple of weeks before I washed the first time. After that I washed weekly and manipulated my hair as little as possible. I lost about 25-30 percent of my hair. No one noticed but I certainly did😒. We are headed into the third week of June so I am assuming you have had your first chemo. I hope everything went well!
11/10/2015, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2-
12/4/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
12/11/2015, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
1/18/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
1/18/2016 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
8/16/2016 Zoladex (goserelin)
9/16/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
4/13/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal