I did ACT -- Adriamycin, Cytoxin, and Taxotere. They all can have different side effects, and everyone has a different experience. Taxotere was NOT my friend, but the other two didn't really seem to bother me much.
Well they will tell you it grows back but it doesn't always. A hundred plus women on the taxotears blog are in the same position as I am. Taxotere has a higher incidence of permanent alopecia than the others. I also have no brows, lashes underarm hair either. Leg hair is spotty. No hair in my nose either. I had taxotere five years ago so it is not a new side effect. It's easy to say hair is not important when you have a head full but believe me being bald presents more problems than can solved by donning a wig. I always had thick hair. Choice is yours but at least be aware it can and does happen. Taxotere is the only one I know of with that possible side effect. Of the women on our blog, the only commonality is that we all had taxotere.
I had cytoxen and taxotere. I had a severe reaction and had all of the nasty side effects! My hair is growing back but I still have peripheral neuropathy mainly in my feet. All that from only one treatment! But everyone is different! My oncologist said my reaction was the worse he had seen in 30 years of practice!
I did TAC too... 6 rounds... It completely eliminated my cancer :). Yes, you will lose your hair... I cut mine from long to short to shorter to buzzed then shaved... When else could I try some bold looks? I finished chemo a month ago and my hair is already coming back :) It's actually more like a head of peach fuzz, but its a start! Good luck with everything!
Well gonna shave head this weekend coz it is long. Hair not important even after finished. Life and cancer free is :). They have already told me hair gonna fall out and if long it might hurt. So shavin it off. Gotta do 4 rounds then radiation then hormone therapy. Gonna be a long haul.
I've had both. We r all different. I have a good friend that took A/C also known as the "red devil" and that's exactly what it was for me, but to her NOTHING. SHe felt good with a little tiredness. I on the other hand had all the symptoms.
I've been doing taxol now and it's soooo much better for me. He hates it. Now she has all the symptoms on taxol. So everyone is different. I lost all my hair on A/C took a break from it and started Taxol and my hair is growing back. I have 3 more treatments one of taxol and 2 of A/C. My doctor said I will lose all my hair with A/C again. It will grow back since I've had it before and it started growing. We r all different u will know what the symptoms will be with the first treatment. No point stressing. What's gonna b is going to be. We need it. God bless u.
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