, May 24, 2012 ) New Haven, Connecticut -- It is the most common side-effect of chemotherapy and in the States, until now, there has been nothing most people could do about it. Thanks to the work of pioneering nurse, laser therapy technician and nuclear medicine technologist, Denise Rosenkrantz and her businessman husband Stuart, a non-invasive treatment to help cancer patients retain their hair is available in Connecticut.
Denise had seen firsthand the suffering caused by hair-loss from chemotherapy and was amazed when a friend and fellow nurse told her that in Europe they had developed a non-invasive way to help patients keep their hair. Cold Cap Therapy
has been used in Europe since the mid-nineties and has, to date, helped over 85% of the thousands of patients who used it to keep their hair.
Impressed, Denise did extensive research and educated herself on the subject. Among other findings she discovered an article discussing Cold Cap Therapy in the European Journal of Cancer which led her to other scientific research.
Cold Capping works by cooling the hair follicles which helps to preserve and protect them from the chemotherapy toxins that would otherwise cause hair-loss.
Denise talked this over with her husband and together they decided that American cancer patients should have the same access to this treatment as Europeans. They located a European supplier, learned how to use the system and even tried the caps on a loved one with cancer, to great success.
Now, the couple have successfully brought CT Cold Caps
to Connecticut. "We provide a complete service for cancer patients," Denise explained. "On the days that chemotherapy is scheduled we will bring along the prepared caps already frozen and ready to go. One of our technicians will teach the patient how to use the system and change the caps every 25 to 30 minutes, keeping the hair follicles frozen and protected from the chemotherapy."
Although she is very excited about bringing the Cold Cap technology to New England, Denise also cautions that this treatment is not for everyone. The type of cancer, chemicals used in the chemotherapy and infusion protocols all have an impact on the success of the Cold Cap Treatment. We know, for example, that it has been particularly effective in preventing hair loss in breast cancer sufferers. Everyone on our team has been highly trained in Cold Cap Therapy and can provide all the information necessary to help a patient make an informed decision along with the assistance of their physician Denise adds.
Denise is thrilled to have brought the technology to Connecticut, as she says: "By enabling people to keep their hair, it makes them feel less vulnerable, less of a patient and more of a survivor. I only wish we'd heard of this when the Europeans did."
For more information on the pioneering treatment, please visit: http://www.ctcoldcaps.com
About CT Cold Caps LLC:
CT Cold Caps LLC was founded by Stuart and Denise Rosenkrantz to bring the successful Cold Cap Therapy from Europe and make it available for cancer sufferers in Connecticut.
CT Cold Caps LLC is ready to treat patients in Connecticut and will soon be available in New York and the other New England states.
Reference to efficacy of Cold Capping Technology: European Journal of Cancer, (Vol. 33; No2; pp297-300; 1997).
CT Cold Caps, LLC
Denise or Stuart Rosenkrantz
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