Cancer survivors who have undergone chemotherapy often report problems with memory and concentration after treatment. It’s not surprising, considering that chemotherapy drugs are some of the most potent and powerful known to medicine. Now a team has put some neuroscience behind this mysterious condition.
Before now, doctors were unsure that “chemo brain” was something that actually existed, separate from depression-like symptoms and other stresses associated with the cancer experience. New brain scan studies of chemo patients (like above) show reduced (green) activity in areas of the brain associated with concentration and memory.
Beating cancer is hard enough without feeling like you’re going crazy. I hope this helps us treat the mind and body of those who fight it.
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