Losing hair may seem like such a small thing when someone is fighting for their life, but anything that can ease the agony of such a difficult and frightening challenge is a blessing. A new device from Sweden called DigniCap (currently waiting for FDA approval) could help many keep their hair. Before starting chemo, the patient wears the DigniCap over wet hair. The cap chills the scalp as coolants flow over the head slowing cell turnover and reducing the amount of chemo that reaches the area.
The clinical trials were very promising and over 70 percent of subjects kept at least 1/2 of their hair. For more information, visit DigniCap.com