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For many cancer patients, losing hair during chemotherapy can be especially hard during an already tough time. A new device is being tested on breast cancer patients at UCLA Medical Center and it may save their hair.
DigniCap is a cold cap that cools the patient’s scalp during and after chemotherapy, which researchers say restricts blood flow and reduces hair loss.
â€œI think the hardest thing for them is losing their hair, because they lose part of their identity,â€ said Dr. Sara Hurvitz, director of UCLA’s breast oncology department. â€œIf you can keep your hair, look in the mirror and don’t look sick, it’s very important for feeling better.â€