Andrea Posted December 10, 2003 Share Posted December 10, 2003 Hi. I am sad to be posting, but happy to have found this website. My mom, age 58, has NSCLC IIIA. She started chemo mid Nov. I am an only child, age 31, and devestated about the possibility of losing my mom. Amazing how fast and unexpectedly life can change. I have a couple of questions since I guess I have been fortunate enough to not deal with cancer until now . 1. I am wondering, how long is it before people start to lose their hair? We noticed that it has not grown. She got it cut/colored 4 weeks ago, a day after diagnosis and normally she would have roots by now, but there has been no growth. However, it has not fallen out yet. Her first chemo was Nov. 21. 2. I have complete trust in her doctor, but I am curious, I noticed that many people are on carboplatine/taxatore and a few are on gemzar like my mom. Does anyone know about the difference in the chemos? Thanks! My prayers are with everyone. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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