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Chelsea L.
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Use of ColdCaps During Treatment--and for the user--How to do it?

Posted by @clockrem12, Aug 25, 2017

Hello MC Connect!

Wondering if anyone has utilized ColdCaps during treatments-How the patient’s caregiver can apply the caps and any insight or tips on this? What is the level of discomfort for the patient using the cap? Is it safe???

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And is it safe?!?

Hi Chelsea,
Good question. The jury is still out on cold caps. The is conflicting evidence about the effectiveness of cooling the head before, during or after chemotherapy to prevent hair loss. This article from the American Cancer Society sums it up plainly and in brief.
https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/physical-side-effects/hair-loss/cold-caps.html

I’m also tagging @leannz @cautiousoptimism @elvandi @shenriq @grandma41. Did any of you consider using cooling caps during treatment?

@colleenyoung

Hi Chelsea,
Good question. The jury is still out on cold caps. The is conflicting evidence about the effectiveness of cooling the head before, during or after chemotherapy to prevent hair loss. This article from the American Cancer Society sums it up plainly and in brief.
https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/physical-side-effects/hair-loss/cold-caps.html

I’m also tagging @leannz @cautiousoptimism @elvandi @shenriq @grandma41. Did any of you consider using cooling caps during treatment?

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My hair thinning is from letrozole, so cooling caps were not a practical option.

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