Cold caps approved by FDA

Technology available to help breast cancer patients save their hair during chemotherapy

 


Breast cancer patients have the option of keeping their hair during chemotherapy, or at least some of it. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in a press release on Dec. 8, 2015 that they have approved the first “cold cap” for marketing in the United States.

Kelly Ralston, of Encampment, used these cold caps before FDA approval for chemotherapy in 2014. While she still lost some hair, Ralston was able to keep half of her hair by using the cooling cap. The FDA mentions the Dignitana DigniCap Cooling system, which is a machine that one wears during chemotherapy treatments in...



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