Hunterdon Hematology Oncology is proud to offer Paxman Scalp Cooling System to our cancer patients. We are committed to fighting cancer in this community and across the region and our scalp cooling services help do just that.
What is Scalp Cooling System
Scalp cooling has been proven to be effective in preventing chemotherapy-induced alopecia, or hair loss. The scalp cooling cap or system can help patients retain much of the hair, if not all of it. Take control of your chemotherapy and maintain a positive attitude towards the cancer treatment with the help of our scalp cooling.
How Does Scalp Cooling Work
Scalp cooling reduces the damage that chemotherapy causes to hair follicles. It involves wearing a cold cap on your head before, during, and after receiving chemotherapy. The temperature of the scalp is lowered which in turn reduces blood flow to the area around the hair follicles, which may prevent or minimize hair loss during the cancer treatment. The Paxman Scalp Cooling System has excellent heat extraction technology, making it the most comfortable and tolerable scalp cooling method.
Our scalp cooling treatment is done in three stages. The first stage is the pre-cooling stage which takes place for about 30 minutes before your chemotherapy treatment. The second stage is the infusion cooling stage that takes place during your chemotherapy treatment. This stage varies in length. The third and final stage is the post-infusion cooling stage which takes about 90 minutes.
The Paxman Scalp Cooling System has helped over 100,000 cancer patients in more than 25 countries worldwide to retain their hair during chemotherapy. Patients who underwent scalp cooling were significantly more likely to have less than 50% hair loss compared with no scalp cooling (50.5% vs 0%).
Watch this video about scalp cooling to learn more about the procedure.