Category: Chemotherapy

Posted 2 years ago

Cool Cap for hair loss

One of the challenging side effects of some chemotherapies used to treat cancer is hair loss. Not all chemotherapy treatments cause an individual to lose their hair or have hair thinning.  This can be very emotional and distressful for a patient.

During conversations with your Oncologist prior to beginning treatment, they may mention cooling caps as an alternative to hair loss.  There are no guarantees that the products will work and cooling caps are not covered by your insurance.  Patients can seek out the caps and pay for them on their own for use at Ironwood.  We would like to take a moment to share some facts and research on the use and success of these products.