We recently asked our Facebook community about their experience with cold capping. Here is what they had to say. Have you considered this particular type of therapy?
"My oncologist recommended I not use the cold cap for the reason some cancer cells could escape and I was not taking that chance with the 4 months of chemo I went through. Took me 3 years to get my hair back to how I like it and now new treatment may cause hair loss/thinning but I'm told not as bad as chemo.🤞🤞🤞"
"I tried DigniCap in 2016. Unfortunately, I was unable to tolerate it. I experienced the worst headache I’ve ever had, which led to nausea & vomiting within an hour of starting my 1st round of chemotherapy. Insurance did not cover it, and the cost was $500 out of pocket in Sept 2016, and I couldn’t justify being that miserable each round, not knowing how many rounds I would need altogether. I had lost all of my hair to chemotherapy 5 years prior, and determined it was more tolerable than the cold cap experience for me. It was my first and last attempt at cold capping. I know many who’ve used it successfully!"
"Unfortunately, my Oncologist NEVER mentioned it to me 😕☹ Her comment, when I mentioned it @ 2nd chemotherapy treatment..."insurance won't cover it" 🤦♀️ She never gave me option to pay for it myself 🤷♀️
Passed me off!"
"My daughter used them during her first round of chemo, and these were weekly. While it did nor save her eyebrows or lashes, she did keep her hair. Six months later, she got married. Unfortunately, 3 days after the wedding she started 15 days of whole brain radiation, as her MBC had moved to her brain."
"My oncologist said it works for some about 50% of the time. I didn't feel like it was worth the out of pocket expense and misery."