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Re: Scalp cooling

Hello Eiram1

Thanks for posting.

It’s really not possible to say which of these two systems has more success at reducing chemotherapy induced hair loss.

We are not aware of studies that have directly compared these or other cold cap or scalp cooling systems. Also, scalp cooling doesn’t work for all chemotherapy drugs and its effectiveness varies from person to person.

There is some information from the American organisation Breastcancer.org that might be of interest. And you might like to know about Cancer Hair Care.

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Re: Scalp cooling

Scalp cooling retained about 65 per cent of hair didn’t need wig. Just lost it at the sides was well worth it 


Re: Scalp cooling

I used Paxman throughout my chemo (4 x EC, 4 x Docetaxol) and kept most of my hair.


Scalp cooling

Hi I am starting tchp treatment and would like to know from your experience are Penguin cold caps or Paxman scalp cooling more successful in saving hair