New technology will help patients with cancer regain their hair

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A company called Apira Science is helping patients with cancer regain their confidence, and their hair.

The study is specifically for women who have had chemotherapy for breast cancer, and are between the ages of 20 and 60.

Dr. Raymond Lanzafame says the goal is to see if this accelerates hair growth recovery.

“We also wanted a population of patients that it’s relatively common problem for and certain women with breast cancer satisfy both those requirements,” said Dr. Lanzafame.

One of Dr. Lanzafame patients who wanted to remain anonymous was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016.

After months of chemotherapy radiation treatments, the cancer is gone. But, the journey to recovery has just begun.

Dr. Lanzafame wanted to help his patient by asking her to participate in the study.

The procedure is simple. You just put the device on your head every other day, press the power button and it automatically sets 25 minutes on the clock.

The best part is anyone can use this, even if your hair is thinning or you have hair loss. 

Dr. Lanzafame says the patients who’ve had the active device seem to be recovering at almost three times the rate.

The treatment is done at home for a period of six months.

Dr. Lanzafame is still looking for more candidates for the on-going study.

This device is FDA approved and can be bought over the counter, but it’s not covered by insurance.

He says if you are participating in the study, however, there is no cost. If you want to join the study you can call 585-266-2150. 

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