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    hi all,

    just after some advice,regarding stefans treatment all going well at mo thankfully!
    his hair has started to fall out and being seventeen he is obviously worried about his appearance,will his hair grow back better if he shaves it off now or should he just wait and let it fall out.
    pretty trivial concern but thats teenagers for you.
    thanks
    derek

  • #2
    Hi,

    I shaved off mine before it all started to come out, and its grown back fine. I'd say cut if off, for no other reason than it will make it much easier to clean up when it all does come out. I lost most of mine in the shower over a couple of mornings. Probably would have blocked the drain if I hadnt cut it short

    I dont think anyone looks forward to losing the hair, but its not that bad - I actually ended up liking the way it looked, so Ive taken it all off again a few times since the treatment finished.

    Cheers,

    Steve
    Left I/O March 05, nonseminoma;
    Relapse July 05, single lymph node 3cm;
    2 x BEP Aug / Sept 05, node grown to 4.7cm;
    2 x VeIP Sept / Oct, node grown to 6.7cm, markers normalised;
    RPLND Dec 05, no active cancer;
    back on surveillance

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    • #3
      It's really a personal preference....like nzsteve,I chose to first cut mine VERY short,and then taking a razor to remove the rest. It's now 2 months post chemo,and for those familiar with British cartoons,I look like Oour Wullie !

      Best Wishes
      Last edited by mikeygti; 03-20-06, 04:15 PM. Reason: Add attachment
      Dec/04-Right I/O-nonseminoma (95%E/C),Stage 1, surveillance
      Nov/05- 2.2 cm lymph node= Stage II A
      Nov/05 -Jan/06-3 x BEP
      Jan/06 -Surveillance



      ___________________________________________

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      • #4
        Shave!

        Best wishes
        Jens
        Embryonal carcinoma, stage II,
        3 x BEP, apr - june 2005
        Surveillance

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        • #5
          If you shave it off you will avoid that patchy look.
          Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

          Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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          • #6
            Great to know that everything is going well. My son's first nightmare was TC, his second nightmare was seeing himself bald, and guess what, he kinda liked it! He did not like to see it on the pillow. He shaved it off and left the hair in the sink for his fiancee to clean up! Yuk! Dianne
            Spouse: I/O 8/80; embryonal, seminoma, teratoma; RPLND 9/80 - no reoccurrence - HRT 8/80; bladder cancer 11/97; reoccurrence: 4X
            Son: I/O 11/04; embryonal, teratoma; VI; 3XBEP; relapse 5/08; RPLND 6/18/08 - path: mature teratoma

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            • #7
              shave it. people said i looked pretty good with a bald cut.
              i missed my eyebrows the most,lol !!
              Treatment
              Non-Seminoma, Stage II
              Right Guy Removed
              4X BEP ending 6/3/2005
              RPLND 7/1/05

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              • #8
                I didn't lose my eye brows,but let me tell you "down below" ended up looking like I was bald as a baby ! All my chest hair disappeared as well.

                Best Wishes
                Dec/04-Right I/O-nonseminoma (95%E/C),Stage 1, surveillance
                Nov/05- 2.2 cm lymph node= Stage II A
                Nov/05 -Jan/06-3 x BEP
                Jan/06 -Surveillance



                ___________________________________________

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mom
                  Great to know that everything is going well. My son's first nightmare was TC, his second nightmare was seeing himself bald, and guess what, he kinda liked it! He did not like to see it on the pillow. He shaved it off and left the hair in the sink for his fiancee to clean up! Yuk! Dianne
                  Sounds just like my boyfriend.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mikeygti
                    I didn't lose my eye brows,but let me tell you "down below" ended up looking like I was bald as a baby ! All my chest hair disappeared as well.

                    Best Wishes

                    I had almost the exact same experience! Expect in my case, by the end of it my eyebrows were starting to go. You'd be surprised how different you can look after losing about 20 pounds, all of the hair on your head, and most of your eyebrows!

                    - Ryan

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