- Hair loss is a commonly-cited concern for people who undergo chemotherapy.
Strength of Science: Medium-High
- This research study suggests that patients with early stage breast cancer who receive scalp cooling during chemotherapy have less hair loss than patients who do not receive scalp cooling.
- These research studies had a small sample size with an especially small control group, with patients who were not randomized to the treatment group or the control group. However, the results of the two studies were in agreement which is supportive.
- This research study did not include all chemotherapy regimens, so the results cannot be generalized to all chemotherapy treatments.
Research Timeline: Post-Approval