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Scalp Cooling about this publication

This booklet was first published in February 2012 this is version 6 January 2016.


The information in this booklet has been compiled using information from a number of reliable sources including:

Originally developed with and reviewed by the Lister Hospital Stevenage NHS Oncology department  -East and North Herts NHS Trust hospitals

From 2007 to 2011 Cancer Hair Care has held consultations with over 500 patients. These patients were mainly based in the South East of England. The patients used a variety of scalp cooling techniques and varying machines from various manufacturers.  Since then a further 500 people have given feed back.

From 2007 to 2015 Cancer Hair Care has talked to NHS doctors, nurses and cancer charities to seek insight and information sharing

We have cross checked information to ensure guidance is not conflicting from a number of publications including:

Macmillian –online references including:  2010 and 2011 sections on scalp cooling and updates until 2015

Breast Cancer Care and Hair Loss  - Ibsn 1 870577 24 8

Paxman  - ‘How scalp cooling could save your hair during chemotherapy’ and ‘Caring for your hair when receiving scalp cooling during chemotherapy’ and Paxman new 2015 website

We remain an independent source of information and are not sponsored or directed by any other organisation


This guide is not designed to replace the advice provided by your medical team or Paxman. It is developed to try and run alongside it to enhance information and offer an impartial viewpoint. You should always consult with your doctor or medical team if you have any concerns or queries.

We make every effort to ensure that the information in this booklet is accurate but it should not be relied upon as the only source of information on this topic. Cancer Hair Care (registered charity Caring Hair) cannot accept liability for any loss or damage resulting from any inaccuracy or action taken in regards to information in this booklet or any third party information such as websites or organisations to which we link.  Photography may include patients or models.


This booklet has been written by Cancer Hair Care the specialist charity service provided by Caring Hair and reviewed by the Lister Hospital NHS Oncology department. With special thanks to Jasmin Julia Gupta -Trustee Caring Hair, Dr Nihal Shah, Oncology Nurse’s  -Julie Johnson & Mark Jones, The Lister Hospital Forster suite nursing staff, Michelle Gupta for spell checking and last but not least the hundreds of patients who have shared their insights and experiences.

Cancer Hair Care are here to help:

Every year our cancer charity services help to offer guidance and support to thousands of people before, during and after chemotherapy treatment. We do this by providing caring, impartial & expert guidance on the practical & emotional subject of hair loss and hair care concerns. 

This guide booklet has been developed to help you look at the subject of ‘scalp cooling’. We would like to thank the hundreds of patients, nurses and doctors who have shared their experiences, insight and tips with us so that we can bring this information to you.

For further copies of this booklet or for advice and support on all aspects of hair care during cancer treatment please get in touch:

Cancer Hair Care

Tel: 01438 311322



Cancer Hair Care is run by the registered charity Caring Hair

A beautiful charity to help with hair loss and care

Registered charity number 1145258




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