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Cold Gloves and Socks

General

Clinical studies (Journal of Clinical Oncology – July 1, 2005 from Southwest Technologies) have shown that use of cold gloves and socks reduces nail loss and skin damage in patients receiving docetaxel and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin.

Indications

  • Docetaxel treatment for prostate and breast cancer
  • Pegylated liposomal doxorubicin treatment for ovarian cancer

Contraindications

  • Should not be used in patients with curative treatment (adjuvant/neoadjuvant treatment of breast cancer)
  • Raynaud's disease
  • Distal metastases
  • Distal arterial insufficiency
  • Cold intolerance

Goal

  • To avoid loosening/loss of nails or skin damage
  • Preventing neuropathy

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