Breast Cancer Cutaneous Metastasis after Scalp Cooling for Alopecia Prevention

Elimar Elias Gomes, Maria C. C. Ferreira, Amanda B. Karani, Marcelo Sato-Sano, Mariana N. Meireles, Carlos E. Bacchi, Mariana Dias Batista, Fernando C. Maluf
2020 Journal of Cancer Therapy  
Scalp cooling is a widely used method to prevent chemotherapy-induced transient alopecia. Although the success rates in maintaining hair can be high, authors have expressed their concerns regarding the risk of scalp metastasis after scalp cooling. We report a case of breast cancer scalp metastasis in a patient submitted to scalp cooling for alopecia prevention and discuss the physiopathology, risks and benefits of this treatment for patients under this treatment.
doi:10.4236/jct.2020.1111064 fatcat:ksgjy76cnjhbfefwgadfzev264