Chemotherapy patients helped to keep their hair

6 November 2018, 07:06 | Updated: 6 November 2018, 09:44

Scalp Cooler machine

Eight machines that help patients undergoing chemotherapy to keep their hair have been donated to hospitals across Norfolk and Suffolk.

They're called Scalp Coolers.

Charity Walk the Walk has donated three of them to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, four to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn and one to the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

Breast cancer survivor Sharon Green from Rackheath is one person who's benefited from them.

"As soon as the word chemotherapy was mentioned I knew that I was going to be losing my hair," Sharon told Heart.

"And that really did frighten me - I didn't want to lose my hair.

"Having two young children - I thought it {using a Scalp Cooler} would help them as well because I would still look like me.

"There's so many changes going on in your body anyway, what with losing a breast and all the drugs going through your body, that just to keep a little bit of normality with looking the same and keeping your hair just made all the difference to me. It really did."