I am about to undergo Chemotherapy for breast cancer and I have been told that I will lose my hair. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?
We have written about a device called the Cold Cap before HERE
Many patients over the years have written to us about the successful use of the Cold Cap at preventing hair loss from Chemotherapy. You can review our previous posts on the subject. For reasons unclear to me, I have been told that many cancer oncologists resist this approach under the analysis that if there is metastasis in the tumor, the reduction of blood flow to the scalp limits the amount of chemo-drugs to the scalp skin. The value of not loosing ones hair seems far more advantageous to a remote risks that were brought up by some opposing doctors.