Scalp-cooling Device May Reduce Hair Loss in Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Patients

Scalp-cooling Device May Reduce Hair Loss in Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Patients
While it may not be the most serious side effect associated with breast cancer chemotherapy, hair loss can be one of the most traumatic — especially for female patients. “Hair loss takes a tremendous toll on the patient’s body image, and they no longer have the anonymity of hiding the disease; everyone can see that

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2 comments

  1. Nancy Brier says:

    Cooling? To use a word like “cooling” is like saying the North Pole is “chilly.” I used “Penguin Caps” during chemo, which perhaps is different, but in my experience, my head was frozen for seven hours at a time. Not cooled, frozen. Ultimately, I did lose my hair, but I’m glad I tried it and am thrilled that this technology is getting out there. Heart-felt best wishes to anyone ready to give it a try. I’d love to see more comments about this topic.

  2. KM says:

    I used the Penguin caps successfully in 2015. My hair thinned some, but not to the extent where I had bald spots or needed a wig. Yes, wearing the caps was a lot of effort and expense, but I am very happy that I did – some chemo drugs have been found to cause permanent hair loss. Using the caps (1) gave me privacy and confidence, and (2 preserved my hair follicles from possible permanent damage. So well worth it!

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