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    Hello Everyone. Quick question for post chemo folks out there. I finished my last cycle 9/2005 and fortunately, have faired quite well with neuropathy going way, limited ringing in the ears, good follow up results etc. Recently, I just noticed a fairly large "bald spot" on my left leg - smooth as a baby's behind - which spans from left ankle to mid shin. It is probably not a big deal and there have been far more important topics to discuss, but I couldn't help ask if this is common, etc. Comments welcome.... All the best!
    Left I/O 4/21/05
    Stage IIA, Non Seminoma, 100% Embryonal
    BEP X3 - 07/11/2005 - 9/6/2005
    Surveillance - Negative CT, CXR & Markers
    I love my life!

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    I had the same thing post chemo...underarm hair very sparse, hair on legs around knee, sparse...

    My doc said it takes some time - up to 8 months or so, for your body to normalize hormone levels....

    I finished chemo april 17, 2006 and I'd say just about now my body hair is what it used to be...
    - lump first noticed 11/20/2005
    - I/O right Dec 8, 2005
    - 95% embryonal / 5% seminoma
    - normal markers PRE surgery
    - no vascular invasion, tunica free of cancer, epididymis free of cancer, lungs free, lymph free
    - Stage I diagnosis
    - surveillance
    - mid feb '06, beta hcg slightly elevated = 4.6...small enlarged lower node seen on CT scan...
    - 3BEP began feb 20, 2006
    - finished 3 BEP, last bleo, april 17, 2006
    - CT scan, blood markers, chest..all clear
    - back on surveillance


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      I had my last session at the end of July and my hair is after growing back like a wire brush and gets curly when it grows longer than an inch. Its never done that before and is really pissing me off. I know its trivial but it is annoying. My facial hair has grown back in all sorts of different patterns as well. I currently am waiting on my sideburns to fully grow back even though they were actually the first things appear. Maybe they are taling another break. I just hope its not like this forever as I wouldn't mind growing my hair out again. Shaved heads is fine for a while but...