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Chemobrain

6 Ways to Recognize Chemo Brain and What You Can Do About It

Jodi Meryl Wallace | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jodi Meryl Wallace

It sounds like a Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavor or maybe a kid's board game. It's neither. Chemo brain is the happy name that's been given to the serious effect that chemotherapy has on the cognitive function of cancer patients.

Memory Problems After Cancer? Computer Games May Help

Idelle Davidson | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Idelle Davidson

If you've been through cancer treatment and you are struggling with memory or concentration issues, you may be hoping for that doorway back to your pre-cancer self. One area researchers are investigating to whisk you there is cognitive (re)training with specially-designed software.

Neuropsychological Testing Can Confirm Chemo Brain, Say UCLA Researchers

Idelle Davidson | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Idelle Davidson

Historically, a frustration among researchers has been that neuropsychological testing is not sensitive enough to confirm a patient's complaints of memory issues after chemotherapy. Brain scans, on the other hand, can successfully detect cognitive impairment after treatment.

Memory Loss After Chemotherapy? Share Your Story

Idelle Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Idelle Davidson

For those of us who have traveled through cancer, or are experiencing it now, how does sharing our stories help us find our way?

Is 'Chemo Brain' a Disability Under the Americans With Disabilities Act?

Idelle Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Idelle Davidson

Chemotherapy may have cured them -- and they rejoice in that -- but they mourn the loss of the person they once were.

Had Chemo and Can't Find Your Words? You're Not Alone.

Idelle Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Idelle Davidson

I'm guessing that if you've had chemo and have experienced the fog that often follows, then you know what I'm talking about, right? It's not that you can't comprehend language, it's that you can't retrieve it.

Fighting the Good Fight Against "Chemo Brain"

Idelle Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Idelle Davidson

I have no connection to the University of Rochester in New York other than I interviewed one of their scientists while researching and writing "Your B...

How Chemotherapy Changes the Way You Think

Idelle Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Idelle Davidson

"Cognitive domains" -- That's how mental health experts explain which areas of the brain do what. People who have gone through chemotherapy often take a hit in some of these domain.