Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Brain Scans Reveal Chemo Brain is Real
This is groundbreaking news because so many of us undergoing chemotherapy experience unusual and unexpected problems because of the poison's effect on our brains. This validates that we are not crazy and that we are not overstating our problems. It is just ridiculously difficult to explain this phenomenon.
Thankfully I am not experiencing the same level of "dead head" that I had the first time I went through chemo. I used to say that chemo steals the soul.
This new research will help many patients, families, coworkers and caregivers better cope with the many unusual cognitive and behavioral changes that are not only associated with chemo brain, but with receiving a diagnosis of cancer.
So grateful for this research!