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Paxman Scalp Cooling System

Many patients who undergo chemotherapy experience hair loss. This can be an upsetting side effect of the treatment.

As part of Texas Oncology’s commitment to supporting patients through every aspect of the cancer journey, the practice is piloting a program in select locations to allow patients the option of using a “cooling cap” during treatment, provided by the Paxman Scalp Cooling System.

How It Works

The Paxman Scalp Cooling System is a simple treatment that can help prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss. The cooling cap reduces the temperature of the scalp a few degrees immediately before, during, and after the administration of chemotherapy, reducing the blood flow to the hair follicles to prevent chemotherapy from damaging them.

Patients undergo scalp cooling each time they have a chemotherapy infusion. The average cooling time is two and a half hours, including 30 minutes of pre-infusion cooling, cooling during infusion, and 90 minutes of post-infusion cooling.

Side Effects

Visit ColdCap.com for detailed information on potential side effects.


Patients receiving chemotherapy for solid tumor cancers are eligible to use the cooling system.


The program is available at 21 Texas Oncology sites. For interested patients who are not seen at one of the 21 participating sites, please speak with your physician to discuss options. Patients may be eligible to receive chemotherapy at a participating location.

Registration and Cost

Please speak with your provider about enrolling on to the program or for more information visit www.Coldcap.com. Pricing will depend on how many treatments you will have.

More Information

More detailed information about the scalp cooling system is available: