Cancer is a painful and deadly disease. It affects people both physically and emotionally. Aside from the symptoms that everybody experiences during cancer, there are a lot of side effects caused by chemotherapy. One of those is hair loss.
Hair loss during chemotherapy affects people emotionally, especially women. This is why a new technology has been created in order to reduce the hair loss: cooling cap. Last year the FDA approved the cooling cap.
This year a clinical trial was made in order to see if this innovation can really help people. This trial proved that these cooling caps are really effective. More than 51% of those who tested them kept a good amount of hair after several sessions of chemotherapy.
The tests were supposed to go on longer but the researchers were so excited with the results that they revealed them sooner. This was only the first test and there are much more to come. This could be a great step into developing new ways to stop the side effects of chemotherapy.
A cooling cap works easy and doesn’t affect the patient. These cooling caps only stop the substance from getting into the hair so easily. Which means that the substance from chemotherapy don’t get to the hair as much as they would have without the cooling cap. This lets the hair grow as usual because it is not affected by a few substances.
Another great thing about these cooling caps is that they cool the scalp to 66 degrees Fahrenheit which means that the blood flow and blood vessels are working faster. The first company that is going to sell this cooling cap is going to be ChemoColdCapsTM . They are now offering information for those interested in buying this type of product.
In order to purchase this type of product people will have to pay $500 a month for the full pack. This pack contains 6 gel cooling caps, a hand truck, a cooler, and a cooler insert. Patients won’t have to put down a deposit for the product. For each purchase, people are able to reach somebody for guidance. They can call anytime for support and advice.
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