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Cooling Caps: Do they Work?

When you're undergoing chemotherapy, hair loss (known as alopecia) is the last thing you want to deal with. Many types of cancer treatment cause alopecia because of the powerful drugs used to fight your illness. Hair loss in any situation can be a huge blow to self-esteem, leading sufferers to feel less attractive, more self-conscious and less like their normal selves. These effects can be particularly upsetting when you are undergoing treatment for a serious illness.  Many chemotherapy-triggered cases of alopecia are concealed with wigs.  Yet these can be hot, uncomfortable and require a great deal of maintenance if they are to look natural. A new scalp cooling treatment which uses equipment known as 'cooling caps' is now available, and...

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