Topic: Cold cap for chemo induced hair loss

Our Kris00's posting today prompted me to post this info.  It comes highly recommended.  Kris may be able to fill us on the details if she so chooses to use this cap.

http://www.thebaldtruth.com/hair-loss/p … hair-loss/

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Re: Cold cap for chemo induced hair loss

Thanks Marions:
I will definitely talk to my onc about this. I had heard a little whisper about this, but wasn't sure if it was "real" or a scam. I do have to worry about getting the scalp back to normal temps before the cold sensitivity sets in, but that took 1 day with my first treatment so hopefully I can discuss trying this. That seems SO COLD, tho! smile
I see my onc again on the 22nd for my next treatment and will post decisions afterwards. I do have a lot of hair, so if I lose a LITTLE, I would have a normal head of hair. But although I am willing to have fun with wigs, I really don't want to lose my hair. I have decided it's a small price to pay to live, so it would be worth it, but if the cold cap is an option, I'll be willing to try it.

Kris

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