Chemotherapy drugs are used in hospitals worldwide.
Chemotherapy drugs include a great number of chemical compounds which reach every part of the body and whose purpose is to destroy damaged cells.
Chemotherapy can be carried out before, during, and/or after surgery or radiotherapy. The drugs destroy damaged cells by interrupting the cell development cycle.
Chemotherapy drugs interrupt cell division and also influence healthy body tissues in which rapid cell division occurs.
The cells most sensitive to the influence of chemotherapy drugs are those found in the digestive system, bone marrow, and hair follicles.
Side effects of chemotherapy are: low blood count, nausea, diarrhea, oral lesions and hair loss.
The SCS II System prevents hair loss caused by chemotherapy treatment.
Amit Technology Science & Medicine Ltd. has developed a device for hair loss prevention for patients receiving chemotherapy.
The device functions on the principle of scalp cooling using new technology, which causes contractions of the blood vessels. As a result of the contractions of the blood vessels, the quantity of chemotherapy material which reaches the hair follicles is reduced.
The scalp area reaches a temperature of 10o Celsius. As a result of this, there is a significant decrease in metabolic activity in the hair follicle area. This phenomenon prevents hair loss in patients receiving chemotherapy.
How is this treatment given?
Half an hour prior to dosage of the chemotherapy drug, the cap is put on and kept on during the entire duration of the treatment, and for about an hour after the dosage of the chemotherapy drug is received.
The treatment is not accompanied by pain and patients may listen to music during treatment while wearing the cap.
The SCS II System is already used in a number of hospitals and has prevented hair loss in a high percentage of patients treated by several chemotherapy drugs which cause hair loss.
The success of the SCS II System for prevention of hair loss depends on a number of factors that vary from patient to patient and they are: the kind of drug, the concentration of the drug, the way the drug is applied, the duration of the application of the drug, and others.
Each patient is unique and the side effects vary from person to person.
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Amit Technology Science & Medicine Ltd.
Kfar Ben-Non 30, Doar Na Shimshon 99780, Israel