Has anyone experienced hair loss from radiation (not chemo) that was permanent?
I completed radiation to my neck a few weeks ago. My hair had been gradually growing back in after chemo I had in the fall, but during my last few days of radiation, I noticed that my hairline in back doesn't begin at the nape of my neck, it starts near the middle of my ear.
My radiation oncologist had of course warned me there could be some hair loss there since it's near the radiation field, but when I recently saw my primary oncologist, she said the hair loss could be permanent. That was the first anyone had mentioned it to me! Has anyone experienced this?
This has got me really worried that I'll have to spend yet another year in hats (I just feel weird in my wig) while I wait for the hair growth to cover up my bald stripe.