I just noticed this thread. Back in May it was not an issue for me. I never had chemo for the colorectal cancer, just surgery. Then, in June of this year, I had very bad news(didn't know how bad it was at first). During an endoscopy/colonoscopy a mass was found in my esophagus and it was stage IV. So this summer was spent doing 5 chemo rounds and 28 radiations. The chemo is different for esophageal cancer. Carboplatin + Paclitaxel. And the hair started falling out. It's coming back, about an inch now, pure white. Not all came out, about half I'd say. I keep a short do and blowdry it. I timed the last blowdry and it took a minute and half to dry, so it's really thin and yucky. And it used to be wavy and be able to be styled some, now it's poker straight and sticks out. Can't do anything with it. Don't know how its going to be when it comes all back(if it does). I had a PET scan about a week ago, and metastases were found so probably more chemo in future. Waiting to see oncologist.
DX rectal cancer Aug 04
Surgery Sept 04, perm ostomy, "BarbieButt" Sept 23, 04.
Dad passed '93 CC
DD 42 yo/w/2 polyps removed
June 2019 stage 3 esophageal cancer
Aug. 2019 28 radiations, 5 chemo
Nov. PET shows original tumor and mets resolved, 2 new mets in liver and bone.
May 2020 port installed, started Folfox hope to do 12 rounds, cure not expected