Mind jumble: Understanding chemo brain (Stanford Medicine):
Sarah Liu was treated for leukemia as a teenager. She attended her high school graduation on a four-hour pass from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and was bald under her white graduation cap, her arm bandaged where she’d been receiving chemotherapy drugs.
Liu survived cancer and the ordeal of her treatment, and for many years she thrived. But today, at 53, she struggles to remember the names of all the Stanford oncologists who helped her, though she reveres them for saving her life. Many years later, her childhood cancer treatments — chemotherapy and radiation — have left her brain muddled…She’s among the legions of cancer survivors suffering from chemo brain, a neurological disorder formally known as chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment…
[Read more…] about Growing research shows how two of the major cancer treatments, radiation and chemotherapy, can lead to long-term cognitive impairment