hair loss

I am almost 7 months out from treatment of Cisplatin, 5FU and radiation.  I have not noticed hair loss until the last month when my hair has thinned.  Has anyone else experienced this so long after treatment?  How long does it take to grow back?

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I started to have a hair loss may be within one month, after my first round of chemo. And they grew back pretty quickly. I used Minoxidil for better growth. I am wondering if your hair thinning is not related to chemo. Have you checked your vitamins level? It may have a different reason.
That's what I am wondering. I take vitamins but maybe they aren't being absorbed.
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Mine continues to thin. I am 4 1/2 years out of treatment
Does the doctor think it is a result of treatment?
I have always had thin hair, so fortunately I did not lose any more (except in the bikini area!) Worth having a check for vitamin/mineral levels....
I haven't asked. I'm sure some of it is treatment and some of it is because I am in my fifties. I guess the reason doesn't really matter to me. I just try to combat it with healthy diet
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Mine all fell out within 2 weeks of treatment, grew back after 8 months. Since then no fallout, so can’t speculate on your situation. Good luck!
I've noticed hair thinning on head, but just a slow losing throughout this whole process. Not a big change.
Mine started to fall out a lot about 3 months after the end of treatment, and kept falling out for about 6 months. But, short stuff started appearing about 3 months before the end of the fall out, so by the time "the survivors" stopped falling; the babies, were about 1.5 inches long. "The survivors" were weak though for a long time; so I didn't want to use color or perms or anything that made it drier.
About a year and half out of treatment I started to see the volume.
I hope you are at peace with it, or have some plans of how to handle this.
Thank you
I experienced hair loss during treatment, which continued for a month or so after treatment ended. Finally, I began to notice new growth. It took about 6 months from that point to finally have a full head of hair again.
Wow so bizarre..I didnt lose hair so really can't comment.
Maybe u can find a supplement that will help with this.
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