Scalp cooling Australia. Helping thousands of people worldwide to keep their hair and their dignity through cancer chemotherapy treatment
The revolutionary Paxman scalp cooling (or cold cap) system is responsible for helping thousands of people worldwide to keep their hair and their dignity through cancer chemotherapy treatment.
As a family business borne out of our Chairman’s wife losing her hair whilst receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer, Paxman know first-hand that this is often devastating. We also know that the fear of hair loss has even been known to cause refusal of treatment by 8% of applicable patients. Patient care is at our heart and it is our goal to ensure that everyone, no matter where in the World, has the opportunity to maintain their dignity and normality by keeping their hair.
For more details on Paxman Scalp Cooling System, please contact:
Regional Health Care Group
3-11 Primrose Avenue, Rosebery NSW 2018
Tel: 1300 659 281 (Australia)
Tel: 0800 678 017 (New Zealand)
COSA 2016 Conference Breakfast Session
November 17, 2016
Scalp Cooling: Why It’s Cool and How to Keep Your Cool
Time: 07:00 – 08:45
This breakfast session will address the latest evidence regarding scalp cooling and the work being undertaken by the CHILL group (www.scalpcooling.org). It will provide information as to why scalp cooling should be available not only for women undergoing breast cancer chemotherapy but also for other cancer types especially prostate. A key focus will include managing patient throughput (chair-time) while offering scalp cooling. The session will discuss practical tips for maximising hair retention with the latest cap innovation and information on cooling times to optimise hair retention. The session will also cover the important and emerging role hairdressers can play in helping patients manage their hair during treatment.
The session will conclude with a panel discussion on scalp cooling experiences with ample time for questions from the floor.
Professor Fran Boyle, Mater Private Hospital, Sydney (Chairperson)
Vicki Durston, Breast Cancer Services Coordinator, Cabrini Health, Melbourne
Mandy O’Reilly, Patient Support and Education Officer
Panellists in addition to the speakers will include:
Nursing Support Gina Chant, Patricia Ritchie Centre Mater Private Hospital, Sydney
Crowning glory the scalp cooling story
Aust implementation of scalp cooling for prevention of CIA Prof Fran Boyle
Cabrini SC research & practical application of SC in the Day Oncology Unit Vicki Durston
Scalp Cooling Panel Discussion Prof Fran Boyle, Vicki Durston, Mandy O’Reilly, Gina Chant