When cancer treatment causes 'chemo brain'


[Minnesota Public Radio, March 21, 2014] The American Society of Clinical Oncology released a study last week suggesting the number of cancer cases will increase in the next 16 years. The study also noted the number of survivors will increase too.

One of the effects of treatment is known as "chemo brain," or mild cognitive impairment. This happens when chemotherapy patients experience fogginess or difficulty with cognitive tasks that were once easy for them.

Mary Radomski, clinical scientist at Courage Kenny Research Center discussed some of the symptoms of chemo brain and the latest research on therapies to improve the lives of cancer survivors on The Daily Circuit. Listen at mprnews.org.

Posted on March 21, 2014 in cancerCourage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteMPRRadioresearch

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