Scalp Cooling

Scalp Cooling

Scalp Cooling is a technique that prevents hair loss during Chemotherapy for patients suffering with and undergoing cancer treatment. Hair Loss or Alopecia is a known phenomenon which influences decision of taking chemotherapy by patients on some occasions whereas, those who take it for no alternative but chemotherapy do carry a social stigma & loss of confidence in facing society during treatment. Though hair loss is a temporary phenomenon in chemotherapy, it impacts patients to a great extent, most prominently to female patients. Mumbai Oncocare Centre is sensitive to such complexities of cancer treatment and their implications on cancer patients.

With "Paxman Scalp Cooling Technique", it is now possible to deal with such a complexity and severity of the matter in patients on Chemotherapy. Mumbai Oncocare Centre has a team of expert Oncologists who are trained and determined to deal with side effects of chemotherapy and now, they will be able to comfortably deal with the nuisance of chemotherapy i.e. Hair Loss. Patients therefore can defeat cancer without compromising their Social Life.

Mumbai Oncocare Centre (MOC) is proud to have introduced Paxman Scalp Cooling Machine for the first time in Mumbai for the benefit of cancer patients. Currently it is available and functioning at Ghatkopar daycare of Mumbai Oncocare Center.


Treatment And Side Effect

  • Scalp cooling is a simple treatment that can prevent hair loss caused by certain chemotherapy drugs. The use of scalp cooling or ‘cold caps’ is proven to be an effective way of combatting chemotherapy-induced hair loss and can result in a high level of retention or completely preserve the hair
  • The most common side effects noted with commonly used chemotherapy is hair loss
  • The fear of this hair loss is a major concern for most patient before starting therapy. Losing hair on therapy makes them feel low on confidence as it gives a sense of loss of identity, more so for females
  • With this new technique it’s a huge blessing for cancer patients on chemotherapy to avoid hair loss on therapy