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Scalp Cooling Overview

What is scalp cooling?
Some chemotherapy drugs can damage your hair cells. Cooling of the scalp is a proven approach to reduce chemotherapy-induced hair loss that has been used su...
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 11:17 AM
How does scalp cooling work?
When a patient’s scalp is cooled, two physiologic reactions occur: (1) The blood vessels in the localized scalp area constrict (vasoconstriction): the nar...
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 11:17 AM
Why does chemotherapy cause hair loss?
Chemotherapy affects cells that are in the phase of division or growth. All the cells in the body may be affected by chemotherapy, not just the cancer cells...
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 11:17 AM
Has the DigniCap® Scalp Cooling System received FDA Clearance?
Yes. On July 3,2017 the U.S. FDA granted DigniCap clearance to reduce the likelihood of chemotherapy-induced alopecia in cancer patients with solid tumors, ...
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 11:16 AM
How is DigniCap different from other scalp cooling treatments?
DigniCap was the first scalp cooling system to be cleared by the FDA in December of 2015 for the treatment of breast cancer patients in the U.S. In July 201...
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 12:56 PM
When would I use The DigniCap Scalp Cooling System?
The DigniCap Scalp Cooling System will be used during each cycle of chemotherapy administration. Scalp cooling should begin with the first infusion of any c...
Mon, 17 Dec, 2018 at 2:04 PM
Is scalp cooling right for me?
Please read the following statements to determine if scalp cooling is a good option for you. 1. I understand that the experience may involve pain or di...
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 at 1:03 PM
How does scalp cooling feel?
Most patients tolerate scalp cooling with The DigniCap Scalp Cooling System very well. The system cools the cap down gradually from room temperature, and th...
Mon, 17 Dec, 2018 at 2:01 PM
How long does scalp cooling treatment last?
The DigniCap Scalp Cooling System is operated by hospital personnel and will be used during each chemotherapy session. Scalp cooling begins approximately 30...
Mon, 17 Dec, 2018 at 2:02 PM
What should I bring with me to the infusion center on the day of the scalp cooling treatment?
Your clinician can best tell you what you should bring on the day of the treatment. It’s generally recommended that you wash your hair on the morning of tre...
Mon, 17 Dec, 2018 at 2:02 PM