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Posted by Ruthie/tornado watch MI. on May 12, 2000 at 18:23:36:

In Reply to: Post-chemo hair posted by Jan on March 24, 2000 at 23:16:40:

: I am a 40-year-old racially mixed woman who completed nine months of chemotherapy (for breast cancer) almost three months ago. I am currently taking radiation therapy and planning for reconstruction. My formerly African American-textured hair is growing back straight. Are there any women of Black ancestry out there who can tell me how long it will take my hair to resume its former texture? General post-chemo hair care tips are also welcome from anyone. My hair is currently about a half inch long and, after experimenting with a couple of "wigless weekends" (to see if anyone's eyes would bug out at the sight of me), I stopped wearing my wig to work this week. Thank you in advance for any responses.
: --Jan

Dear Jan:

Please check out this BC site...the best out there. It's out of Nova Scotia and BC women from all over the world regularly post. If one has a question that can be answered; this is the place to be.

http://bca.ns.ca/cgi/webbbs/index.cgi

Please post your question there and I know you'll receive replies. (You'll love the site.)

God bless,

Ruthie/MI. '94 lobular invasive, bi-lateral with tram and saline.


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