Renaming “Chemobrain”

  title={Renaming “Chemobrain”},
  author={A. Hurria and G. Somlo and T. Ahles},
  journal={Cancer Investigation},
  pages={373 - 377}
  • A. Hurria, G. Somlo, T. Ahles
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Cancer Investigation
  • A subset of breast cancer survivors are reporting cognitive impairment after cancer treatment, which has commonly been attributed to the receipt of chemotherapy and colloquially termed “chemobrain.” For some, a fear of this side effect enters into their decision regarding therapy. Our review of the literature reveals that so-called “chemobrain” is complex and that factors other than chemotherapy may affect cognitive function, including the impact of surgery and anesthesia, hormonal therapy… CONTINUE READING
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