August 2018 Ask the Expert: Cooling Caps for Chemotherapy Hair Loss
Chemotherapy and hair loss are most often discussed as having a cause-and-effect relationship, but the advancement of cooling caps could change that. Cooling caps – a technology that involves keeping the scalp cold during chemotherapy treatment – has been shown to lessen hair loss in some women.
Join us for our first ever Facebook Live edition of Ask the Expert. Jean Sachs, Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s chief executive officer, will discuss cooling cap therapy with Mikel Ross, MSN, RN, OCN, CBCN from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and answer your questions, live.
Learn what cooling caps are, the research behind the technology, how and why it works, and the pros and cons of using them.
Visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/LivingBeyondBreastCancer on the day of the event and click on the live video. If you can’t make it in real time, don’t sweat it. Viewers can submit questions for the expert ahead of time here, or ask them during the event.
Remember: we cannot provide diagnoses, medical consultations or specific treatment recommendations. This service is designed for educational and informational purposes only. The information is general in nature. For specific healthcare questions or concerns, consult your healthcare provider because treatment varies with individual circumstances. The content is not intended in any way to substitute for professional counseling or medical advice.
Mikel Ross, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, OCN, CBCN
Mikel Ross, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, OCN, CBCN is a board certified nurse practitioner on the breast medicine service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Most notably, he is the lead clinician for Memorial Sloan Kettering’s scalp cooling program, designed to limit chemotherapy induced hair loss. Read more.
Jean A. Sachs, MSS, MLSP
Jean Sachs, Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s chief executive officer, joined the organization in 1996 and under her leadership LBBC has grown into a nationally known resource for information and understanding for women, men and families affected by breast cancer. Read more.