I had my last chemo treatment 3/2010 and my hair has yet to grow back. I have about two inches of hair in the back and about three inches on top, but the top is very thin. I don't have any hair on the sides and no eye brows or eye lashes. I am so tired of wigs and I just want to take my wigs and trash them, but I am to ashamed to go out without them. Has anyone or is anyone going through this same problem? Is there hope for me? I would love to hear for someone, anyone with information that can help me with my situation.
Let say thank you for all of your advice and comments. I am not currently taking any meds, but I too took Taxol and as you can guess, it left me completely bald everywhere also. But I just figured after a few years I would be further along. I spoke with my oncologist concerning my situation about a year after my last chemo treatment and his advice was to speak with a dermatologist, but I have yet to do so. He also stated that there are some patients that never grow any hair after chemo. I am still trying to pay off medical bills and I just do not have any extra funds for a dermatologist. I am still hoping for the best.
Again thank you all for the encouraging words and all the advice.
I was diagnosed with first stage breast cancer Aug'2009. I had the lump removed in Sept'2009, and another surgery two weeks later to make sure all the cancer had indeed been removed. I started radiation two weeks after the second surgery and chemo two after the radiation. Again I caught the cancer in it's first stage, but because my cancer was an aggressive type cancer the doctors felt a need to treat it aggressively. I have remained cancer free for three years now and my life never skipped a beat. I never stop working and I continued to live my life as normal as possible. I hope I said something to encourage you.