Yes, cold caps, the toque styled units, are allowed. However, you need permission and support from the location where you are receiving your treatment. Before bringing in your cold cap, you must speak to your health care team.
BC Cancer does not provide cold caps, however we understand our patients may choose to use their own cold cap during treatments.
There may be safety, space, or operational reasons where we cannot allow you to use your cold cap. We will not always have the space for cold caps. The cold cap cannot affect other people's appointments or their safety.
You have to be able to use the cold cap all by yourself or with a visitor/family member. Visitors or a family member can help you with the cold cap. However, they may not be allowed to stay in the treatment room the whole time; they must follow all guidelines regarding storage of the ice packs and visitor rules. You cannot ask staff to assist you.
Patients need to be familiar enough with their cold cap equipment to self-direct and self-supervise its use.
BC Cancer may decline your request to use a cold cap for safety or operational reasons.