Does scalp cooling help prevent hair loss after chemotherapy?
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Hair loss is one of the most recognized and distressing side effects of some chemotherapies. Two studies looked at the use of scalp cooling therapy to help reduce hair loss after chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer. (5/15/17) 

Update: Based on data from clinical trials, the FDA approved Dignicap scalp cooling device for treatment in patients diagnosed with solid tumors who are receiving chemotherapy. 

Expert Guidelines

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) includes the following information on scalp cooling in their breast cancer treatment guidelines:

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