Cooling Caps Reduce Hair Loss In Women Undergoing Chemotherapy Treatment
The treatment is believed to lessen hair loss because it reduces the delivery of chemotherapy to the scalp and hair follicle.
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Scalp Cooling Helps Some Breast Cancer Patients Keep Their Hair
Cooling the scalps of certain breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy can reduce their hair loss, according to researchers at UC San Francisco, Weill Cornell Medicine and three other medical centers. Their study, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, revealed that a majority of female patients who underwent “scalp cooling” with a special silicone cap retained more than half of their hair after completing chemotherapy. (Seipel, 2/14)