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    Rosy52 asked a questionBile Duct (Cholangiocarcinoma) Cancer

    Has anyone used an "ice cap" during chemo?

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      GregP_WN

      Drop in on @Loafer she used one of these. You can click on the link here and go to her page.

      about 4 years ago
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      I have a friend who used ice caps and was able to retain all of her hair during chemo. I chose not to use them because I read that they may keep the chemo from working on the (possible cancer) cells in your head--I'm not putting this very well--but that it would be better to let the chemo work throughout your body instead of trying to block their work on your head just to retain your hair.

      To me, hair just isn't that important. You can buy any number of wigs, etc. to take care of baldness. I wanted to avail myself of all of the benefits chemo could give me. Just another viewpoint. Good luck with your decision making.

      about 4 years ago
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      An ice cap was not an option for me since I had Lymphoma and any cancer that involves blood cells, the cold can inhibit the chemo working properly. That being said, I found it to be somewhat of a blessing not to have to deal with my hair while I was in treatment, and not to have to hold my hair back while I was vomiting.

      about 4 years ago
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    Post, uh oh. Starting chemo this Thursday. Hoping my body handles it reasonably well. Anyone ever had an "ice cap" to help protect the hair folicles? A friend's sister found this effective.

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      I have seen several conversations about this cap during treatments in the question board. Re post this on the questions page you will get a lot of help on it. Here, as an update not many people will see it and you won't get the answers here.

      Thanks for posting, give it a try over there and you should get what you need.

      about 4 years ago
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      Rosy52

      thanks.

      about 4 years ago
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    Hello, Gangora. I'm having my first chemo treatment this coming Thursday for Cholangiocarcino. I hope you are doing OK with the treatments. I'm not sure what to expect....

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