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'Cold Caps' May Halt Breast Cancer Hair Loss

A new article from WebsMD discusses the potential benefits of using "cooling caps" to help precent hair loss from chemotherapy.

"Cooling the scalp with a specialized cap during chemotherapy sessions could help breast cancer patients avoid treatment-related hair loss, new research suggests.

In a clinical trial involving women with early stage breast cancer, just over half who underwent scalp-cooling throughout at least four cycles of chemotherapy retained their hair, though some thinning may have occurred.

"When you lose your hair, everyone knows you're sick and looks at you differently," said study author Dr. Julie Rani Nangia, explaining the potential impact of cold cap use."

To read the full article, click HERE.

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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