Reply To: Cold Cap and/or Scalp Cooling Therapy

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    November 13, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    We tried to get this implemented about 3-4 years ago for gene therapy patients (for thal and sickle cell) and it was way too hard to figure out the logistics in the hospital and it was not approved by insurance so we decided not to move foward

    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, CPHON
    NPD Practitioner/Clinical Educator Hem/Onc/SCT
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    225 East Chicago Avenue,
    Chicago, Illinois 60611-2991
    Original Message:
    Sent: 11-13-2019 12:07 PM
    From: Allison McNeil
    Subject: Cold Cap and/or Scalp Cooling Therapy

    Hi there! We had a patient use one this year. She loved it, and it did seem to work. The family got the machine and coordinated everything on their own.I do not believe insurance covered anything, and they told us they were paying a couple hundred dollars monthly out of pocket.

    Allison McNeil, BSN,CPHON,RN
    Oklahoma City, OK
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 11-13-2019 11:59 AM
    From: Loree Turner
    Subject: Cold Cap and/or Scalp Cooling Therapy


    Curious if any institution has used cold cap and/or scalp cooling therapy in AYA solid tumor population.

    If so:
    1) Was it effective?
    2) How did patients like it?
    3) Who covered the cost?
    4) Policy?
    5) If provided by the hospital, how did you get the hospital to implement it?

    Thank you and I look forward to any information and feedback you can share. 

    Loree Turner, RN, BSN, CPON
    MemorialCare Miller Children’& Women’s Hospital Long Beach

    Loree Turner, BSN,CPON
    Long Beach, CA
    United States