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Cancer Patients Often Get 'Chemo Brain'

Study suggests about a quarter suffer from mental fog after treatments

(Newser) - A new study suggests that up to a quarter of cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy end up with a side effect known as "chemo brain," reports NPR . Those afflicted say they're just not as sharp as they were before treatments—"it literally felt like your were... More »

Post-Chemo Memory Loss Isn't All in the Head

Doctors catch onto "chemo brain"

(Newser) - Docs are finally cluing in to "chemo brain," the fuzzy-headed forgetfulness following treatment that cancer survivors have long suffered—and doctors long denied. The condition, suffered by roughly 15% of breast cancer survivors, refers to a laundry list of memory-loss issues that researchers think result from high levels... More »

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