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Jessica.

Location: Arizona, USA
Cancer type: Stage 1 Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Drug type: Docetaxel and Carboplatin
Hair type: Thick, Treated, Curly, Frizzy

"I was very happy with my scalp cooling experience and would absolutely recommend anyone who wishes to try it, does!"

Jessica was diagnosed with Stage 1 Triple Negative Breast Cancer in November 2020. Treated with 12 cycles of Taxotere and Carboplatin, she decided to scalp cool with the hope of retaining her hair.

Jessica kept around 60-70% of her hair during her chemotherapy treatment. Take a look at her story below.

I found out I had breast cancer late in 2020, I was told about scalp cooling and thought I would give it a go. I found ordering the cap very easy.

Me and my dad went to my chemotherapy treatment days, the first few times we struggled with the cap, we didn’t quite get it tight enough. But after a few times of practising we got it right. I think I would’ve retained more hair if we got it right from the outset.

Jessica Before

Jessica During

Jessica's Regrowth

Jessica 1.5 Years PFC

Though I retained a lot of hair, it was very thin with two bald patches, however these were easily covered with the hair I had retained.

My advice to any one choosing to scalp cool would be to take hand warmers, Ugg boots and a heating pad – it is cold! I washed my hair in colder water than I usually would and only washed once a week.

After scalp cooling I did decide to wear a hats and keep my hair in a ponytail, however no-one noticed I’d been through chemotherapy! I was very happy with my scalp cooling experience and would absolutely recommend anyone who wishes to try it, does!

 

"I would like to thank my father, Alan Fishman. He stopped his life to drive me to every chemo infusion and helped me scalp cool with Paxman. I am forever grateful, thank you Dad – love you!"

 
 

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