Location: Brighouse, UK
Cancer type: High Grade Papillary Serous Ovarian Adenocarcinoma Stage 4B
Drug type: Paclitaxel 336g Carboplatin 500g
Hair type: Thick, Short, Straight
"I was happy with the experience and do believe its help with the regrowth!"
I started chemotherapy in October 2020, I was told about scalp cooling by my oncologist.
First time using cold cap was a lot better than expected, the tightness the cap goes too was a little scary but soon settled and did not feel as cold as I thought it would.
The nurses were good and provided blankets if required, checked the machine regularly. As I got more hair loss, they provided theatre caps to wear. I made sure I wore layers of warm clothes.
I had about 10% retention, but new growth started before last chemo and is ½ inch all over after 5 weeks end of chemo.
I would absolutely recommend scalp cooling, however it is a personal choice.
5 Weeks PFC