Cold caps

Any experience, advice? Anyone used one, did it help?

  • Hi Ted 2006

    Thanks for contacting Macmillan Cancer Support and welcome to the online community.

    Cold caps only block certain drugs and are not suitable for use in all types of cancer. Unfortunately, even for those who are suitable to use the cold cap, it may still not work. It can still cause hair thinning and some people still lose their hair completely. It is impossible to tell whether it will work for an individual until they try it.

    It’s useful to note, that not all chemotherapy drugs cause hair loss. Some don't cause any hair loss at all, or only slight thinning. We would encourage you to discuss your individual situation further with the treatment team.

    Best wishes


    Macmillan Information Nurse Specialist