Alopecia Areata

Canada
October 9, 2007 2:02pm CST
Do you have this condition, has anyone asked you if you have Cancer becasue of it. I lost my brother to Brain Cancer and it bothers me that people think I have it I already am scared enough thinking I may get it.
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
9 Oct 07
I girl I was friends with in junior high had it. As far as I know she never got cancer. I have not spoken to her in 16 years though so I don't really know.
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• Canada
9 Oct 07
I didn't mean she would get cancer but I am sick ogf people thinking I have it due to the patches of hair on my head looks like I have been going to kemo.
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@anniepa (26828)
• United States
9 Oct 07
I have a close friend, she's my daughter's mother-in-law who has this condition. She's already commented that people think she's on chemo but I don't know if anyone's asked her that straight out. She gets some kind of medication injected directly into her scalp periodically and it does help sometimes but it seems to be worse when she's under stress. Are you getting treatment for this? I really don't think there's any connection between this disease and cancer and really, I don't think you have to be scared because of your brother either. I'm very sorry for your loss, by the way. I hope you get better with your Alopecia too! Hang in there...hugs and prayers@ Annie