Healthy Living

Chemo Brain Caused by More Than Just Chemo

The underlying biology is still poorly understoof

Breast cancer survivors can have a hard time adapting to a post-cancer life, and chemo brain can make this even more difficult. This hardship takes its tolls on the survivors.

Researchers are trying to find ways to prevent or lessen the effects of chemo brain, but the underlying biological mechanisms are still poorly understood. Dr. Winocur and his team of researchers, while examining the topic, found that it’s not just ‘chemo’ brain, but that the cancer itself has an effect as well.

This will lead to more effective treatments for chemo brain in the future.

References

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320139.php

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0306452217307856

http://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/JCO.2016.68.5826