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can someone tell me where I can buy a chemotherapy ice cap

mitch b
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Joined: Feb 2012

I need to buy a chemotherapy ice cap for my mom , does anyone know where I can buy one?

Cindy Bear
Posts: 564
Joined: Jul 2009

Well you could find one on amazon.. but it has very mixed reviews..Just do a search for chemotherapy ice cap in Amazon. I am sure there are other places, just try googling.. From what i understand though, they are not all that effective and there's been some concern that they might do more harm than good.. Did you try asking at your mom's chemo infusion center? I don't know if insurance would pay anything towards this.. some plans do cover wigs.. see if you can get someone to write you a script for one. Good luck!!!

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jimwins
Posts: 2085
Joined: Aug 2011

This has been discussed on this site. Evidently the purpose of the
ice cap is to possibly prevent hair loss. You might want to read the posts
from the link below.

http://csn.cancer.org/node/207126

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Alternatives are to "embrace" the hair loss and work through it.
It's not pleasant to lose your hair (I certainly lost mine)
but you can make it fun with crazy hats, "dew rags", scarves, etc.

Good luck to you and your mom and hugs,

Jim

northa914
Posts: 90
Joined: Mar 2011

Food for thought: I don't have bad hair days anymore because...I ain't got none!!! :D
Really, I've learned that wigs are fun, one day I can be Farrah Fawcett, the next day I can be Joan Jett...and I do believe I've just revealed what era I grew up in! It's so much easier to get ready in the morning, and I save a lot of money on hair products. Don't get me wrong, I do miss my hair, if I didn't, I wouldn't be so vain as to wear a wig. But I can live without my hair, I can't live without my liver, which we're trying to save from metastatic cholangiocarcinoma. If you do decide on giving the ice caps a whirl, I really hope they do the trick! Take care, I'll be rooting for her!

Andrea

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