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When chemo starts & chemo hats

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Hi I had a lumpectomy end November and have been told today I need chemo over 18 weeks 6 sessions then 15 radiotherapy over 3 weeks. I cannot see oncologist until at least 22nd how long then do you normally start? It’s stage 3 breast cancer.

also any advise on headwear nor eyebrows appreciated x

Bumf xxxx
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Hi and welcome to the online community

I'm sorry to hear that you've been diagnosed with breast cancer and, after a lumpectomy, have been told that you need to have chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Could I suggest that you also post this question in the breast cancer group, which I can see you've joined, as there are lots of people over there who will be able to answer your questions.

Clicking on the link I've created will take you straight there.

Wishing you all the best with your treatment


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Thank you x

Bumf xxxx
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I’ve just started to lose my hair after my second chemo cycle and have found some great hats on Amazon. They’re soft jersey beanies with a silky lining - light and easy to wear. I am also wearing berets and wooden hats from pre cancer days in the cold outside.  Hope this helps a bit.