Hair Saving Device

8 Dec

Two years ago the FDA approved scalp-cooling caps, which help breast cancer patients keep their hair during chemotherapy. Now, one such device, the DigniCap, has also been approved for patients with other solid tumor cancers.

That could help nearly 800,000 Americans avoid chemo-related hair loss.  Why it’s key: One in 12 women with breast cancer avoid potentially, lifesaving treatment for fear of going bald. Says patient Lauren Jones of the Paxman Scalp Cooler device. “It’s liberating.”

Source: AARP The Magazine/ Real Possibilities

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