What is Cold Cap therapy? Cold cap therapy is a method used to reduce hair loss during chemotherapy for some types of cancer.
What types of cancer can Cold Cap Therapy be used for? A variety of cancers may use cold cap therapy with the exception of blood cancers.
How does Cold Cap Therapy work? A specially designed cap is frozen to very low temperatures and is worn before, during and after chemotherapy. The caps must be changed throughout the process to maintain temperature. Chemotherapy targets fast dividing cells, by freezing the follicle, the amount of chemotherapy that reaches the follicle is thought to be minimized lessening hair loss.
Does Cold Cap Therapy work for everyone? There are varying degrees of success based on the chemotherapy and your hair, but we have excellent results with most regimens. If you don't try - you will never know but there are no guarantees.
Which works better - manual cold caps or machines? There are positive and negatives with each method of cold cap therapy. Today, only a small percentage of cancer centers in the US have cold cap therapy machines.
I already started chemo, can I still use Warrior Caps? Unfortunately, if you have already started chemotherapy, cold cap therapy will not work for you.
What does Cold Cap Therapy feel like? The first two caps are the most uncomfortable as the temperature of your scalp decreases. Included in the rental package is a heated blanket to keep the patient as warm as possible.
Will my doctor approve of cold caps? You will never know if you don't ask. Cold Cap Therapy is very new in the US so some doctors might be withholding judgment until they know more. Studies indicate there is little risk involved in cold cap therapy. They also indicate a higher quality of life for those who use cold caps and maintain their hair.
Do I have to sign a contract with Warrior Caps? Yes, but you may cancel at any time after the first month.
What area do you service? Warrior Caps calls Fort Worth, Texas home but you can rent from us anywhere in the United States. We have Warriors throughout the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area and other areas of Texas, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Washington, North Carolina, Arizona, New York, South Carolina, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Maryland, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana and Pennsylvania.
Does someone have to be with me during chemotherapy to help? Yes! A family member or friend will need to help you each day you have chemo. If you would rather have an experienced "capper" take care of your caps from start to finish we can provide that too. If you are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area Jeff will attend your first infusion for free and train your team.
Does insurance pay for cold cap therapy? Aetna, United Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield have confirmed insurance coverage for cold cap therapy at this time, depending on individual policies. Check with your individual insurance carrier to find out their policies and speak with a case manager to see if they can advocate for you.
What if I can't afford Warrior Caps?Lisa had two goals when she founded the company: 1. to create awareness 2. make the rental experience more affordable. In 2016 prices from major cold capping companies reached $650 a month, while these prices have come down, Warrior Caps still offers the most complete package at an affordable cost. If you have a concern, please let us know and we will go over options available based on financial need.