HMH cancer patients will soon have access clinically proven, cost-effective scalp cooling technology designed to prevent hair loss caused by certain chemotherapy drugs. Only one other healthcare system in Kentucky provides this breakthrough therapy.
“The use of scalp cooling or ‘cold caps’ is proven to be an effective way of combatting chemotherapy-induced hair loss and can result in a high level of retention or completely preserve the hair. For patients, this means the opportunity to regain some control, maintain their privacy and encourage a positive attitude towards treatment.” – Paxman Scalp Cooling
At Purses, Pumps and Prevention on April 20, more than 250 attendees learned about this special technology and generously donated more than $11,000 to bring scalp cooling technology to HMH Cancer Care patients. Because of their generosity, four HMH breast cancer patients, who cannot afford the out-of-pocket costs, will receive cooling caps.
HMHF is proud to provide advanced care for regional cancer patients, close to home.