- Cold caps can help women with breast cancer keep their hair during chemotherapy
- New research also shows success with automated scalp cooling devices that are less labor-intensive
- Experts warn that their success is dependent on the individual patient and the chemo type
(CNN)When Jill Lefferman received a breast cancer diagnosis six years ago at age 39, her biggest concern was maintaining a normal life with her husband for the sake of their three young children. Part of that included an effort to retain her hair, even though the chemotherapy drugs required to battle her cancer would most certainly cause hair loss, according to her doctor.