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hair regrowth after chemotherapy

How genetic testing can help women with breast cancer avoid chemotherapy

. The trial involved 10,273 women aged 17–75 years between 2006 and 2010. All women received Oncotype DX testing, which predicted their risk of cancer recurrence within ten years.

Before TAILORx, half of all new cases of breast cancer (over 266,000 in the United States and  54,900 in the UK ) receive chemotherapy, a treatment with adverse effects such as vomiting, nausea, fatigue, hair loss, neuropathy and, in younger women, early menopause or infertility. But results from TAILORx suggest that 70% of these women could be spared chemotherapy, and by using the genomic test Oncotype DX to guide decision-making, less than 30% of these women might need chemotherapy.

Harnessing genetics

Oncotype DX, developed by California-based genetic research company Genomic Health, analyses a tumour sample for the activity of 21 genes that can affect how a tumour is likely to behave in response to a particular treatment.

Women eligible for Oncotype DX testing include those recently

What shampoo is Robin Roberts, from Good Morning America, using for hair regrowth after chemotherapy?

I saw the episode where she "flipped" her wig for good and she mentioned something about hair fertilizer, but there are a couple out there and I didn't know if anyone knew which one she is using because I am a cancer patient myself and about


I don't know of any shampoo that will make your hair grow faster post chemo. I do know from personal experience that it came back nice and thick. Unfortunately it was temporary. Once the hair folicles get back into normal growth patterns they start


I don't know of any shampoo that will make your hair grow faster post chemo. I do know from personal experience that it came back nice and thick. Unfortunately it was temporary. Once the hair folicles get back into normal growth patterns they start

Hair regrowth after chemotherapy.?

So my best friend was just diagnosed with cancer and wants to know percentages on hair regrowth after chemotherapy. And percentages for the amount of patients that their hair grows back the same way as it was before chemotherapy. ?


I had serious cancer with a lot of chemo. My hair came out. It grew back curly at first, but then was normal which for me was completely straight.

The funny thing was that while hair has a maximum length it grows to, after mine grew very


Not all chemo causes hair loss and not everyone getting chemo will lose their hair. I had chemo for 8 months and didn't lose any hair, but I lost hair where the radiation went in and came out of my head. My hair grew back a darker color and curly, but


I had serious cancer with a lot of chemo. My hair came out. It grew back curly at first, but then was normal which for me was completely straight.

The funny thing was that while hair has a maximum length it grows to, after mine grew very