My name is Rebecca, known to most as "BeccaJean" and I am a young breast cancer survivor and advocate for cold capping/scalp cooling. I am the founder of the online support community, Chemotherapy Cold Cappers, a group for women and men who seek support during their chemotherapy treatments while using scalp cooling or cold capping devices to save their hair. In 2017 I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 29. Once I heard about cold capping, I was determined to save my hair and learn everything I could about this life changing technology, but early on was met with a lot of negativity, being told that "it doesn't work" or to invest my money in something else because "it'll just grow back". Motivated by the limited information and support I had, I created an online support community. A safe place to discuss these hair saving techniques along with the ability to connect with and encourage other brave women and men facing the same battles. Chemotherapy Cold Cappers emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the cancer community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2018, we’re a support group driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. This support group has grown to over 1,200 member world-wide, and has maintained a unique model of positivity within the group that is truly life-changing.
When BeccaJean learned she would lose her hair due to chemotherapy, she sought options to save her hair. She found success with cold capping. Due to the low awareness of Cap Cooling, she began advocating and building awareness for this option for others. Her FB page has over 1100 members and provides great education and support for patients. — Carleen
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