Monthly Archives: November 2014

Dignicap fits for patients


CANCER patients are fighting hair loss during chemotherapy and winning thanks to a new piece of equipment on offer at Liverpool’s Sydney Southwest Private Hospital.

The DigniCap scalp cooling system is designed to help limit the amount of hair lost during chemotherapy.

Patients wear the cool cap, which makes the small blood vessels around the hair follicles contract and smaller amounts of chemotherapy reach the hair cells resulting in less hairs falling out.

Nurse Unit managers Davita Kumar and Julie Cohen have seen three patients benefit already since the new technology arrived in May.

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