Aromatase Inhibitors side effects

Posted by marty24 @marty24, Thu, Feb 7 8:11am

Hi I am new here. I finished chemo (August 2018) and brachytherapy (October 2018) for Endometrial cancer stage 3A. My oncologist wants me to take Arimidex for 2 years. I have read about all the side effects and am concerned about hair thinning and loss since mine is growing in now and I am afraid of losing it again. Are there any shampoos that really prevent hair thinning? I read about topical 5 alpha reductase enzyme inhibitors online. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Hi @marty24, and welcome to Connect. You may wish to read and take part in this discussion in the Breast Cancer group about the managing the side effects, including hair loss, of aromatase inhibitors:
> Groups > Breast Cancer > Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-completed-all-treatments-for-breast-cancer-but-now-i-am-supposed/

Members like, @leemiller @susanao1 @wandering @berit, report that their hair thinned while on Arimidex, but grew back once they finished treatment.

Marty, did you lose your hair during chemo?

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