Will scalp cooling work for my chemo regimen?
Modified on: Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 1:18 PM
Scalp cooling has been evaluated mainly with regimens including anthracyclines (such as doxorubicin and epirubicin) and taxanes (such as paclitaxel and docetaxel). It’s not always possible to know how effective the scalp cooling outcome will be until you try it. The effectiveness of scalp cooling with chemotherapy regimens that include sequential anthracycline and taxane chemotherapy (administered same day) has not been well studied. Your clinician can tell you if scalp cooling is compatible and/or successful with your treatment.
Some of the typical chemo regimens that use scalp cooling are:
- Paclitaxel (weekly and biweekly)
- Paclitaxel + Carboplatin (every 3 weeks)
- Docetaxel/ Cyclophosphamide
- Docetaxel/ Carboplatin
- Docetaxel/ Carboplatin/ Herceptin
- Docetaxel/ Carboplatin/ Herceptin/ Perjeta
- Docetaxel/ Cyclophosphamide/ Herceptin
- Docetaxel mono-therapy (every 3 weeks)
- Doxorubicin/ Cyclophosphamide
- Cytoxan/ Methotrexate/ 5-FU
- Other Taxane-based regimens
- Other anthracycline-based regimens
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