June 4, 2012
‘Chemobrain’ Detected In EEG Activity
A Cleveland Clinic study has detected significant changes in the electroencephalogram (EEG) brain activity patterns of patients receiving chemotherapy.
The study may give scientific evidence of a condition commonly referred to as "chemobrain" — the fogginess that many patients experience while on chemotherapy. Patients with chemobrain often report short-term memory problems and difficulty concentrating.
The year-long study involved eight pairs of patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
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