Scalp cooling technology helps to reduce chemotherapy hair loss
For many cancer patients, hair loss during chemotherapy is one of the hardest parts of their treatment plan. While it can be an inevitable treatment side effect, it is often an emotional hurdle for patients to overcome.
At St. Elizabeth Healthcare, our cancer patients have the opportunity to incorporate the Paxman Scalp Cooling System into their cancer treatment plan. The Paxman is the first FDA-approved scalp cooling technology to help prevent hair loss during chemotherapy.
How do cooling caps work?
Research has shown that many chemotherapy patients lose their hair because the treatment goes all the way to their hair cells. Chemotherapy can affect all of the cells in the body, even the healthy ones like hair cells.
With the Paxman, the patient wears a snug-fitting silicone cooling cap that is connected to a cooling and control unit. The coolant circulates in the channels of the cap while a patient is receiving their chemotherapy treatment.