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Hair loss due to chemotherapy

Posted by @makingway in Cancer, Mar 8, 2012

Scalp cooling offers a means of preventing both permanent and temporary alopecia due to chemo. Scalp cooling has been utilized for decades.
Older methods of scalp cooling did not always achieve effective results. Scalp cooling is a standard of care in Europe, whereas in the United States little has been done to include this in a patient’s standard care. The majority of patients undergoing chemotherapy are unaware that such technology exists.
Most often those in the medical community will report that scalp cooling doesn't work. Either, because they are only familiar with the older method of cap use, or they have mis-assumed that scalp cooling might increase the chance of developing scalp metastasis in the future. There is absolutely no evidence for this assumption.
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