What is Scalp Cooling?
‘Scalp cooling’ has been shown to be an effective way of keeping your hair during chemotherapy.
Why does chemo cause hair to fall out and why is it an issue?
Throughout history hair has been associated with strength, power and beauty. The loss of hair can cause anxiety in an already stressful situation.
Chemo works by attacking cells that divide quickly, such as cancer cells. The cells that make up our hair also quickly divide; this is hair growth. When chemo attacks these cells, it causes them to fall out, resulting in hair loss.