PROJECT: 05-DJC:174.9

This is Deirdre's Breast Cancer Diary. I try to update this blog at least every evening. This is an easy way for me to keep a journal of the experience, and at the same time, I can keep my friends and family up-to-date on what is going on. I find it is not so bad to have cancer, but it is awfully depressing to talk about it. I hope you laugh as you read along. You can find the beginning in February the archives. Thanks again for reading :o)

Saturday, April 30, 2005

How my hair came out

When my hair started coming out, there was just a lot of hair in the brush. But when my sister Arlene helped me shave it off, it came out kinda weird. You know how regular hair comes out, if you tug? Like you can see the hair plug come out ...a little white thing that comes out of your scalp? Well, the chemo hair came out like it had been burnt on the scalp end - no white thing on the end. Just like it had been burned. It was weird.


  • At 8:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That is because the chemotherapy halts the growth of the hair deep in the follicle. This causes a break in the hair as it grows. So about 2-4 weeks after chemotherapy the broken part of the hair grows to the surface of the follicle and simply breaks off.


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