My Dad is on the process of stem cell harvesting. We are on day 14th since he had the cyclophosphamide for stem cell mobilization.
Yesterday, he lost a great amount of pubic hair, and now his hair begins to fall out. Does any of you experience this? He's quite depressed.
We started the collection yesterday, and he only managed to get 1.6 mio stem cells (67 mL). Today we managed to get about 3.5 mio stem cells (144 mL). Doc needs 6-8 mio stem cells--hopefully tomorrow would be the last day of collection.
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Dr. Jason Valent
- Name: Jason Valent, M.D.
Beacon Medical Advisor
2.5 years later my hair is finally grown back into a bob style! so happy to have normal hair again.
- Name: Eric H
- When were you/they diagnosed?: 01 April 2011
- Age at diagnosis: 44