As I have an interest in chemo brain, a term that seems to be increasingly recognized as a misnomer as the condition is showing to be more widespread in women with breast cancer than only those who received chemotherapy, I am always on the watch for new information. Today, fellow blogger AnneMarie Ciccarella wrote about the results of a study on chemo brain from Shelli Kesler, PhD, of Stanford University.
The study involved 1,200 subjects and, via MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), identified biological effects on specific areas of the brain as well as remedies to help mitigate effects on the four key cognitive functions (executive function, memory, processing speed and attention).
Along with the principal investigator of the study, the presentation features Dr. Susan Love who joins in the discussion with questions and comments via telephone connection to the presentation. For anyone interested in learning more about chemo brain, cancer fog or whatever term you have used to describe it, this presentation provides valuable information. Watch the slide show along with the presentation here. Also, AnneMarie provides some other valuable links in her post, so be sure to head over there to read what she has shared on this topic.5 6 7 8
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