Paxman and Cool Head Warm Heart
- Published on Friday, 08 February 2013 09:42
Paxman is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of scalp cooling equipment for the prevention of hair loss during chemotherapy.
Hair loss is a well documented side effect of many chemotherapy regimes. It`s often devastating and the fear of hair loss has even been known to cause patients to refuse treatment. The revolutionary Paxman hair loss prevention system is responsible for helping thousands of people worldwide keep their hair and their dignity.
Backed by leading Oncologists from around the World, the system has received the Millennium Product Award for Innovation and has had much success in many hospitals and specialist cancer treatment centres in the UK and countries throughout Europe and other parts of the World.
Reducing or preventing hair loss through the use of scalp cooling can result in an improved quality of life. The patients’ self-esteem is retained, which helps in fighting the disease. We know that patient normality and hair retention is key to wellbeing and can help towards positivity in very difficult situation!
The scalp cooling machines work by lowering the temperature of the head and scalp immediately before, after and during the administration of chemotherapy. This can prevent or minimise the damage caused to hair follicles, meaning that hair loss is not inevitable.
A survey revealed that whilst 95% of people in the UK are aware that chemotherapy treatment can cause hair loss, a staggering 82% of people do not know what cold caps are and that it is available free of charge in some NHS and private hospitals through the county if requested by patients, nurses or doctors.
Paxman’s awareness campaign Cool Head Warm Heart is currently petitioning the government (SIGN HERE) for scalp cooling to become the standard treatment practice across all hospitals in the UK for patients undergoing chemotherapy.
The aim is to gather together 100,000 signatures in just 1 YEAR for this to be raised in The House of Commons.