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Scalp Cooling Booklet Online Introduction

Scalp Cooling Booklet Online Introduction

Our 45 page FREE booklet is available to email in a PDF format (available to download in June 2016).

For a free copy please email or call our helpful team on 01438 311322. We are also here to support you with one to one advice. No question is too small or to answer or to big that we can’t support you.

"Thank you so much for the booklet you sent me, I have read everything I could find on the web about scalp cooling but I found yours the most valuable. I found the trouble shooting bit really helpful. Thanks also to Sara and Jasmin for taking the time to talk with me on the phone. You were right, there is nothing like talking through your worries with people who can give me bespoke advice. Thanks so much also for the booklets you sent, I loved the little tea bag and the personal kind touches. It made a big difference to me when I was feeling so alone." L. Gould- Leeds 2015

This booklet is so popular that we have broken it down into sections via the different chapters so you can read online.


A warm welcome from Cancer Hair Care

Every year our charity offers free 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 guidance booklet has been developed with the shared experience of over 1000 women who have been through the scalp cooling experience.  Written by Jasmin Julia Gupta a caring hairdresser who is the UK’s leading cancer hair loss expert. The aim is to help you look at the specific 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. This is Version 6 January 2016.

We truly hope this guide is one way of helping you through treatment and into recovery.

Jasmin Julia Gupta – Founder charity Cancer Hair Care

 “I am delighted to support this guide to ‘scalp cooling’ as I believe it provides patients with the expert, impartial & balanced guidance they need.”

Dr Nihal Shah - Consultant Clinical Oncologist - East and North Herts NHS Trust hospitals

“As a nurse I understand how difficult the choices can be for our patients. I fully support every patient’s right to choose how they manage their hair care and believe this guide offers our patients that extra bit of support”

Julie Johnson – Deputy Nursing Service Manager (oncology) - East and North Herts NHS Trust hospital

When to use this guide & important information

By now your nurse or doctor will have advised you that your chemotherapy treatment is likely to cause hair loss. As an option to try and prevent this they have suggested you may like to try scalp cooling.

Your nurse will need you to make a decision about whether or not you wish to go ahead with scalp cooling prior to your first appointment. This is because a decision to go ahead affects the time allocated to your specific chemotherapy treatment.

With this in mind ‘Chapter1’will help in your initial decision making process. If you then decide to go ahead with scalp cooling the remaining chapters will provide you with guidance on coping with scalp cooling treatment and information for your hair care regime.

We know that you have a lot to think about before starting treatment so we have made a few pages at the back of this guide for you to make your own notes in. Alternatively why not use a highlighter pen to remind you of key points important to you.

IMPORTANT: Please read this booklet along-side the leaflets provided by the scalp cooling manufacturers ‘Paxman’. (Ask your nurse for a copy if not supplied).  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 value your feedback and would love to hear from you with any comments, good or bad, as it all helps us to improve guidance for other patients.

Chapter 1 Making a decision to try scalp cooling





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