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Topic: Cold caps?

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Connect with those under 40 who have been diagnosed.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2013 09:43PM

eartman wrote:

anyone try these? How did you get them? Do you order them ?

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Oct 27, 2013 09:53PM , edited Oct 27, 2013 09:54PM by Cougarlicious

There's a whole thread dedicated to this. It works best with those on TC tx vs AC. Depending on the brand, you can rent or buy, but they are pricey (renting can be $500/mo, not including dry ice and other equipment).


Diagnosed while 6 months pregnant...baby born 10/26 healthy with full head of hair despite three AC txs! Dx 7/2013, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIa, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 08/18/2013 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, Taxol Surgery 02/26/2014 Mastectomy (Right); Prophylactic Mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both) Radiation Therapy 04/21/2014 External
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Oct 28, 2013 12:39AM 4sewwhat wrote:

Thanks for pointing her our direction Cougar! How's that baby?

Eartman, the thread has tons of info. Feel fre to PM me also if you would like some help navigating the info! I can tell you they can be pricey, but depending on the situation and the type of caps they can be affordable. They made a huge difference in my outlook and many of the ladies on the thread speak to that as well.

Hope to see you over on the thread! Let me know if I can be of any help.

47 when diagnosed 15 months after I originally went to doc about lump I found :( oncotype 13. Cold capping pics on my blog LaughingThruBreastCancer.blogs... Dx 3/25/2013, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIb, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 5/20/2013, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IIIc, Grade 1, 22/32 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 04/11/2013 Tamoxifen Surgery 05/20/2013 Mastectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Right); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Right) Chemotherapy 06/14/2013 Cytoxan, Taxotere Surgery 09/18/2013 Prophylactic Mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Left) Radiation Therapy 09/30/2013 External Hormonal Therapy 11/14/2013 Tamoxifen Surgery 12/30/2013 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both) Surgery 02/15/2014 Reconstruction (Right)
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Dec 23, 2013 12:25AM gildedcage wrote:

I used cold caps during my TC x6 treatment. It worked well for me. I was also on the Lupron shot during chemo, which can have a side effect of hair loss. Despite all this, I've still got a full head of hair. It's thinned quite a bit and I prob lost about half my hair just through shedding but no one can tell. I never needed a wig. It's expensive but worth it, IMO. Keep in mind, cold caps show less success with ACT than TC.

Dx 5/26/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen Surgery 06/13/2013 Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Right) Chemotherapy 08/27/2013 Cytoxan, Taxotere Radiation Therapy 01/09/2014 External