Cancer Hair Care is supporting the campaign for Scalp Cooling to be the standard treatment practice for all applicable cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment in the UK Saving hair, preserving dignity, retaining confidence.
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Scalp cooling to be offered as the standard treatment practice for all applicable cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy in the UK.
Responsible department: Department of Health
We are petitioning the government for scalp cooling to be offered as the standard treatment practice for all applicable cancer patients undergoing chemo in the UK.
Hair loss is a well documented side effect of many chemo regimes. It is often devastating & the fear of hair loss has been known to cause patients to refuse treatment.
Scalp cooling systems work by lowering the temperature of the scalp immediately before, during & after the administration of chemo. This can prevent or minimise the damage caused to hair follicles, meaning that hair loss is not inevitable.
Scalp cooling (or cold cap treatment) is available free of charge in some NHS & private hospitals throughout the country if requested by patients, nurses or doctors. All cancer patients should be given the opportunity to choose the treatment that is right for them.
The Cancer Hair Care panel have chosen to support this campaign as we believe it will benefit patients to be offered this choice. Cancer Hair Care would like to state that as well as Paxman there are also other manufacturers of Scalp Cooling systems. We are supporting the campaign as a good idea for patients but we support a multiple supplier approach. At Cancer Hair Care we are here to be the independent voice for the patient.
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