Cayman Islands: CTMH Doctors Hospital – New cold cap therapy
In collaboration with the Breast Cancer Foundation, we at CTMH Doctors Hospital are
striving to provide even more relief to our cancer patients. BCF has donated the new cold cap
product that helps prevent hair loss due to cancer treatments and a brand-new freezer for the
caps themselves. The Breast Cancer Foundation with CTMH Doctors Hospital have worked
together in training and the implementation of this new therapy.
With this generous donation, we at CTMH Doctors Hospital are able to treat cancer
patients while preserving their hair. It is a common thought that resonates throughout the
world that a person’s hair is a part of their beauty; we would love to be able to preserve a
person’s confidence of feeling beautiful all the way through their journey of chemotherapy
The theory behind scalp hypothermia is that the cooling tightens up or constricts blood
vessels in the scalp. This constriction is thought to reduce the amount of chemo that reaches
the cells of the hair follicles. The cold also decreases the activity of the hair follicles and makes
them less attractive to chemo, which targets rapidly dividing cells. This could reduce the effect
of chemo on the follicle cells and, as a result, prevent or reduce hair loss from the scalp.
Our visiting oncologist Dr. Dwight Lowe educates our patients about the cold cap therapy and makes it clear that is it not always a 100% guarantee that the hair will remain. Mrs. Janet Fitzgerald and Ms. Lydia Forbes from the Breast Cancer Foundation and support group
further educate the patients about techniques such as but not limited to; using a mild shampoo
to wash hair, avoid harsh chemicals and using a wide tooth comb to detangle hair.
Oncology Nurse Lelieth Walker states, “Truly it has been an amazing experience seeing these
patients move to the wellness aspects on the illness to wellness continuum. As a nurse, its really
fulfilling to be able to offer this service and offer hope to someone going through such a
Call 949-6066 to book an appointment today or go online at www.doctorshospitalcayman.com
About CTMH Doctors Hospital
CTMH Doctors Hospital originally opened in May 2000, with a vision to provide exceptional health care to our clients and patients. Our on-going commitment to this vision can be seen through our continued investment in some of the most advanced medical equipment available, as well as through our highly qualified staff.
CTMH Doctors Hospital (formerly the Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital) is a private, for-profit hospital in the Cayman Islands dedicated to providing exceptional health care to the Cayman Islands. Our modern facilities are centrally located in the capital of Grand Cayman, just minutes from the Owen Roberts International Airport. Our central location is less than a 2-hour flight from Miami and only a 45-minute flight from Jamaica. CTMH Doctors Hospital is an eighteen bed, medical/surgical hospital specializing in surgical care. The residents and visitors of the Cayman Islands enjoy access to a full range of health care services provided by our internationally recognized, locally residing physicians and visiting specialists. Our 24-hour urgent care and consistent investment in state-of-the-art technology exemplify our commitment to improving the quality of life of the people of the Cayman Islands.
For more information please visit: www.doctorshospitalcayman.com
About The Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF)
The Breast Cancer Foundation was established in September 2009 by its directors Kim Lund,
James Bovell and John Broadbent. The Foundation is a charitable organization registered with
the Cayman Islands Government. The Foundation was created to provide financial support to
several local charities working in the field of breast cancer education and providing aid for
treatment costs. Some of these benefiting charities include the Cayman Islands Cancer Society
and The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens. These organizations work diligently in the awareness,
prevention and the treatment of breast cancer. Since its inception, the Foundation has
expanded its work with a Wellness Program to directly helping Breast Cancer patients from
when they are diagnosed, through their treatments and beyond. The Foundation also sponsors
training and equipment for assisting the medical professionals here in Cayman to better treat Breast cancer patients.
For more information please visit: http://www.breastcancerfoundation.ky