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Keep Your Hair Through Chemo with the Paxman Cold Cap

Publication: KPRC-TV (NBC, Houston)

For many people going through chemotherapy, losing hair can be part of the process; however, the Paxman Scalp Cooling System gives patients like Cay Walker another option. Michelina Cairo, M.D., of Texas Oncology–Houston Memorial City explains how the Paxman cold cap is uniquely fitted to a patient’s head and works by lowering the temperature of the scalp immediately before, during, and after chemotherapy, which reduces blood flow to the area around the hair follicles. Texas Oncology was part of the clinical trial for the cooling cap from 2013-2016, and Dr. Cairo is excited that it’s recently been incorporated into the NCCN guidelines to offer cancer patients scalp cooling during treatment.

Watch the full story at KPRC-TV.

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