Healthy Living: Cooling Caps

Scalp cooling has been used in one form or another for the past few years to help some cancer patients preserve hair, but those devices were limited to certain patients with breast cancer only.

In Healthy Living, Courtney Hunter explains why doctors now say cooling is effective for people battling a wider variety of cancers. 

Cooling systems are still not FDA approved for pediatric patients, patients with leukemia or blood cancer, head and neck cancer and some skin cancers.

It is also not covered by insurance.

Terri says the cap cost $500, and each treatment was $200 out of pocket.

She needed four chemo treatments.

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