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Read about this and wanted to share it regarding chemo-hair-losshttp://www.msc-worldwide.com/

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  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
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    Hey Sharon...great idea posting this!! I'd read of women using the cold cap & they swore by it. They didn't lose much of their hair. Some said that didn't lose any! It's worth checking into !!!!
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  • Kim Amelio Profile
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    My mom actually asked about this and was told by her oncologist that wearing cold caps may actually prevent the chemo from going to that area.. So I guess if it were me.. I'd rather be bald and not worry about the cancer going to my brain - just my opnion
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      Regarding safety, some doctors have a theoretical concern that cancer cells that have metastasized to the scalp may be able to “hide” from the chemotherapy if you use cold caps. Long-term studies are needed to determine whether this actually...

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      Regarding safety, some doctors have a theoretical concern that cancer cells that have metastasized to the scalp may be able to “hide” from the chemotherapy if you use cold caps. Long-term studies are needed to determine whether this actually occurs and if cold caps are safe for all breast cancer patients.

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      I also asked my oncologist about the cold caps, and she said the same thing Kim said. She told me it was taken off the market in the US until further studies could be done.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
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      Well EEEEEEK! That's a scary thought that I wouldn't have ever thought about. Thanks for the information. This group is great because we get to share a lot of info. Thanks again. Well forget the cold cap and go buy a great hat! Sharon

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      Well EEEEEEK! That's a scary thought that I wouldn't have ever thought about. Thanks for the information. This group is great because we get to share a lot of info. Thanks again. Well forget the cold cap and go buy a great hat! Sharon

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    • Kim Amelio Profile
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      I know!! I went with mom to one of her chemo's and we asked.. I was floored.. I would have never thought of that! Its a scary thought..but a dear friend of mine invented capelleez. Beautiful head coverings. www.cappelleez.com She is a breast...

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      I know!! I went with mom to one of her chemo's and we asked.. I was floored.. I would have never thought of that! Its a scary thought..but a dear friend of mine invented capelleez. Beautiful head coverings. www.cappelleez.com She is a breast cancer survivor and a wonderful person:)

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  • Delicia matthews Profile
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    I agree with Kim, it's a necessary evil, but with all the options with wigs I'm sure you could find a temporary replacement. Remember the bottom line is to get those cancerous cells out of your body, you'll be back to beautiful after your fight. Look into the wig, you may be surprised! Good luck!
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  • Lisa W Profile
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    Sharon,
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  • Lisa W Profile
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    Thanks for the info. I just looked at the website and watched the testimonials. I'm wondering how many hospitals/dr would look into this with their patients. Have you heard of DCA? I've heard this is something to look into as well- instead of chemo.
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  • Lisa W Profile
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    Thanks for the info. I just looked at the website and watched the testimonials. I'm wondering how many hospitals/dr would look into this with their patients. Have you heard of DCA? I've heard this is something to look into as well- instead of chemo.
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
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      Hi Lisa, I just looked up DCA as I haven't heard of it. Here is an article from the American Cancer Society. ...

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      Hi Lisa, I just looked up DCA as I haven't heard of it. Here is an article from the American Cancer Society. http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/TreatmentsandSideEffects/ComplementaryandAlternativeMedicine/PharmacologicalandBiologicalTreatment/dichloroacetate--dca-

      It sounds like it is a "complimentary" type of substance. I would always be wary about reading stories of treatments using only homeopathic compounds and the "happy stories" of cures. There are lots of cancer treatment centers who incorporate natural treatments along with standard cancer care which I really think is the best of both worlds. It is just my two cents and my 63 years of observation of life in general. Not following a protocol set up with a real track record for treating cancer is scary to me. As for the "cold cap" nothing going into your system.... just sitting on your "noggin."

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