What would you say if we told you that cancer patients may not have to lose their hair during chemotherapy? Hair loss is one of the most common side effects of chemotherapy and can have a significant impact on patients’ emotional well-being.

 

We can help patients keep their hair

With your help, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System would like to bring the technology for the Paxman Scalp Cooling System to the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center. Help bring hope, privacy, and control back to cancer patients of the High Country.

“Scalp cooling is a simple treatment that can prevent hair loss caused by certain chemotherapy drugs. The use of scalp cooling has been proven to be effective in preventing chemotherapy induced alopecia, or hair loss, and can result in women retaining much of the hair. Some women retain all of it. For people receiving chemotherapy, scalp cooling can mean the opportunity to regain some control, ensure some privacy, and maintain a positive attitude toward treatment.” (Source)

 

Why should we make scalp-cooling available? 

  1. Privacy: It’s hard to hide a medical condition when the treatment causes hair loss. This technology could help cancer patients forgo the signature “look” of cancer and maintain privacy throughout treatment. 
  2. Control: During cancer treatment, so many things are out of the patient’s control. With scalp cooling technology, patients can take control of one of the most impactful side effects of treatment. 
  3. Confidence and hope: Even though patients may feel very sick, the fact that they don’t have to look sick can make a big difference in positive attitude and confidence. 

 

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What will my donation fund?

Your gift means patients will have the opportunity to participate in scalp cooling treatment! Appalachian Regional Healthcare System will purchase the Paxman Scalp Cooling System to be available for patients of Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center. There is additional cost associated with each patient’s treatment, including the personal, single-patient-use cap and treatment sessions, and financial assistance for patient treatment is available. 

 

What would you say if we told you that cancer patients may not have to lose their hair during chemotherapy?

With your help, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System would like to bring the technology for the Paxman Scalp Cooling System to the Seby B. jones Regional Cancer Center. Help bring hope, privacy, and control back to cancer patients of the High Country.

“Scalp cooling is a simple treatment that can prevent hair loss caused by certain chemotherapy drugs. The use of scalp cooling has been proven to be effective in preventing chemotherapy induced alopecia, or hair loss, and can result in women retaining much of the hair. Some women retain all of it. For people receiving chemotherapy, scalp cooling can mean the opportunity to regain some control, ensure some privacy, and maintain a positive attitude toward treatment.” (Source)

 

Help prevent chemo-induced hair loss

$3,000 will supply the Paxman Scalp Cooling System for one year. Any additional donations will make this technology available for more years to come! 100% of your gift will go toward scalp-cooling treatment technology.

What will my donation fund?

Your gift means patients will have the opportunity to participate in scalp cooling treatment! Appalachian Regional Healthcare System will purchase the Paxman Scalp Cooling System to be available for patients of Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center. There is additional cost associated with each patient’s treatment, including the personal, single-patient-use cap and treatment sessions, and financial assistance for patient treatment is available.