Events

Learn everything about Cold Cap Therapy With Dr. Misra, Dr Moore and a local Celebrity!

When: 06/12/2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Carolina Breast Friends, aka 'Pink House' 1607 E Morehead St. Charlotte, NC 28207


Meet other Survivors at 6:00pm
Program starts at 6:30 pm

Dr. Dipika Misra and Dr. Catherine Moore will present and share information on cold cap therapy for IV chemo, along with Dr. Mary Lacey. Mary will share her life experience and her advocacy.


What is Cold Cap Therapy?

Cold Cap Therapy, or modern-day scalp cooling, involves the use of a special cap or set of caps, cooled to very cold temperatures, and worn for a period of hours before, during and after each chemotherapy treatment. It is believed that the cold temperature constricts the blood vessels leading to the hair follicles, reducing the amount of chemo drugs that reach the follicles during the period that the caps are worn; also, that the cold puts the follicles "to sleep," temporarily limiting their metabolic activity. (Of note, the drugs stay in the patient's system far longer, but reach the hair follicles when they are at somewhat diluted strength.) This process has been in use in Europe for over 20 years. Many thousands of patients in the United States have learned of and successfully used Cold Cap Therapy in the last few years.
 

Meet Dr. Mary Lacey Tonight! She will share her Breast Cancer Journey and
how Cold Capping helped!

 

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November of 2017. I was told that with the type of cancer that I have, I would require chemotherapy. My first thought was "I'm going to lose my hair".


I knew I wasn't ready to share it with the world. I was a professional in the workplace and my husband is a syndicated radio personality, which can make it tough to maintain privacy- especially with a bald head! I needed time.  Time to let it sink in. Time to pull my family together and figure out a plan- not just a medical plan but a new dynamic in our home. We had so many questions and fears about the enormous amount of change that would come and how to navigate it. I am a wife (to an amazing man), a professional, a mom and stepmother (to 4 amazing kids), a daughter, a friend, a counselor, a sister, an aunt... how would my role change in all of these relationships? 

Ultimately, I am a feminist and exclusively strive to empower women in my private practice as a behavioral health doctor. I felt guilty for not possessing that same courage and empowerment of losing my hair and owning it. I hated that I couldn't be "bald and proud" and reach out to other women to help them navigate their own journeys in those early days. It wasn't who I thought I would be when I imagined myself with a breast cancer diagnosis. I knew I could be strong and fight this for myself and my family but I didn't see why I couldn't do that and still maintain my privacy.  Pity has never been my cup of tea. 

My oncologist told me about cold capping and how it could help me keep my hair throughout my chemo regimen.



Find out more here...

 


Contact CBF for more details:
Email: cbf@carolinabreastfriends.org
Phone: 704-370-7773

Location Details
Carolina Breast Friends "Pink House"
1607 E. Morehead Street
Charlotte NC 28207 US
Directions 


Pink House Disclaimer...
Programs at Carolina Breast Friends should not be treated as a substitute for any treatment.  The programs are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your doctor if you're in any way concerned about Reiki, Myofasial Release, The Lymph System and Your Health, Working with Your New Body, Train for Life workshops and Healing Touch. These are complementary programs for breast cancer survivors.

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  • 1607 E Morehead Street, Charlotte NC 28207

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