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Hair growth for cancer patients

By Anonymous August 17, 2017 - 11:20pm
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hELLO, my name is leesa and I have terminal brain cancer. I was first diagnosed in 2011 in which I had surgery, radiation and over 2 years of chemotherapy. I lost all of my hair during the radiation and it took 5 years for my hair to grow into a style. My tumor came back in 2016 and I had to go through the same cycle of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy I lost all of my hair again during radiation. under my real hair and where my scar is continues to itch and stays very dry. I don't know how to stop it from itching and being so dry. I will talk with my doctor but i thought i would take this opportunity to ask on this site. I am currently using a hair growth shampoo and conditioner. It is called Keranique. It seems to work but i just wash/conditionhoughts or suggestions? my hair. I do not use vitamins. It took 5 years to get my hair to grow just above my shoulders. I always had very long, thick and beautiful hair before cancer. I do wear wigs now but i dont want to wait another 5 years to get my hair normal enough not to wear wigs. Any thoughts or suggestions?
Thank you!!!!
leesa guillot

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Hello Leesa,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community.

As a cancer patient, I also lost my hair due to chemotherapy and shaving for two craniotomies. My hair just grew back without using any specific products. But, I think I did initially shampoo with baby shampoo.


August 18, 2017 - 8:32am
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