Dave’s 2nd line chemotherapy regimen has a new drug in it which can cause hair loss. He is not too worried about losing his hair. After all, there have been numerous occasions when he has voluntarily shaved his head just for grins. So far he has defied the odds, and after three rounds of the new regimen, has managed to barely lose a strand. His oncologist is pretty impressed. Maybe partly because he is bald himself. Here is the way the conversation about hair loss went at the appointment in May.
Dr. S. – One of the side effects of Irinotecan is hair loss.
Dave – Well, that’s okay. Robyn finds bald men sexy.
Me – In fact, Dr. S., I find you to be incredibly attractive.
Dr. S. – Then you obviously need to have a brain scan!