Stopping Hair Loss In Cancer Patients

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New technology is being used to assist with preventing hair loss in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments through the use of a hair cap. The gel-filled caps, are worn before, during and after chemo-treatments. Prior to being worn the caps are stored in dry ice at a temperature of 32 degrees below zero. The cooled caps constrict blood vessels which prevent the chemotherapy from being delivered to hair follicles. . Caps are rotated out every 30 minutes and must be contained at a certain temperature to be truly effective for the patients. There is a risk factor noted. Developing cancer in the scalp later is possible.

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