Foundation Hematology/Oncology offers new technology to help patients keep their hair during chemotherapy
Men and women undergoing chemotherapy in southern New Hampshire now have access to a groundbreaking treatment to help reduce their hair loss. The Paxman Scalp Cooling System, also known as the “cold cap,” alleviates the damage chemotherapy causes to hair follicles, reducing the likelihood of hair loss in cancer patients with solid tumors, such as those from ovarian, breast, colorectal, bowel, and prostate cancer. During treatment, coolant is circulated through the system to the cap to keep the scalp cool and at a constant temperature. The cold cap is typically worn 30 minutes before the start of chemotherapy, during the period of receiving chemo, and up to 90 minutes after.