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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 PaxmanUSA.com for detailed information on potential side effects.

Eligibility

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

Availability

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

Patients will work directly with Paxman for information on registration, payment, and material fulfillment. To our knowledge, no insurance providers cover the cost of this scalp cooling service. For questions about insurance, payment, or registration, please contact Paxman at patient@paxmanusa.com. The price varies and is determined by the number of sessions used.

Participating patients will receive a prescription from their physician and use it to register with Paxman. After the order has been placed, a kit will be shipped directly to the patient. The patient will bring the kit with them to each chemotherapy session.

More Information

More detailed information about the scalp cooling system is available: