This FDA-cleared device uses cooling to keep hair safe from chemo chemicals

The DigniCap, a silicon cap that fits tightly around the head, will help cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy save their hair from the ravages of the treatment. With an FDA clearance on hand, the technology is ripe to enter the U.S. market with the promise of shrinking a major side effect in chemotherapy.

Losing hair during rounds of chemotherapy can be extremely distressing for patients. It dramatically changes the way they look and can become a harsh reminder of the illness. According to Dignitana, scalp cooling has been an available solition to this problem in Europe for quite a while but not in the USA. With the first-of-its-kind to get an FDA approval, more people can now have access to scalp cooling technology.

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