Oncology Central

Why scalp cooling in breast cancer?

0

Breast cancer is by far the most common female cancer and the proportion of breast cancer patients who receive chemotherapy is rising rapidly. Presently commonly administered drugs have a high potential for inducing severe chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA).

Impact of CIA

CIA stigmatizes people as cancer patients and is a constant reminder of the disease. CIA is one of the most common and most feared side effects of cancer treatment for a majority of patients. This has been repeatedly reported [1–14]. The impact of CIA for patients and their near relatives is often greatly underestimated by medical professionals who often consider CIA only as a temporary cosmetic problem.

To view restricted content, please:
Share:

Leave A Comment

Please wait...

Would you like access to more immuno-oncology content?

Register with Oncology Central to find out the latest news, opinions and journal articles published in the oncology field by leading experts.