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Latest Post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment Stories

2012-06-04 17:30:37

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 EEG study demonstrated a higher amplitude, or more brain activity in...

2012-04-11 22:22:56

Stress and how patients manage it can affect brain function even before chemotherapy begins Women undergoing treatment for breast cancer can experience cognitive declines, such as decreased verbal fluency or loss of memory and attention. Often experienced by patients undergoing chemotherapy, the declines have become known as “chemo brain.” However, a health psychologist at the University of Missouri says “chemo brain” isn´t always to blame. Stephanie...

2012-03-23 11:17:46

The largest study ever on the effect of genetic variability on the toxicity of chemotherapy in breast cancer shows that it is possible to predict which patients are most likely to suffer serious side effects, a researcher will tell the 8th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-8) today (Friday). Dr. Christof Vulsteke, from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, will explain how his team's research is an important step towards achieving a personalized chemotherapy regime for each...

2012-03-15 23:00:00

Researchers from the National University of Singapore and National Cancer Centre Singapore found that Asian breast cancer patients turned to mahjong, qi gong and complementary alternative medicine to cope with cognitive changes A recent study by National University of Singapore (NUS) researchers revealed that Asian breast cancer patients who had received or were undergoing chemotherapy treatment showed symptoms of "chemobrain", in which they encounter memory loss, difficulty in decision...

2012-02-06 08:23:00

Advocates Encourage Passage of the Kathleen A. Mathias Chemotherapy Parity Act to Provide Equality in Coverage for Orally Administered Chemotherapy Drugs ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing the significant quality of life benefits that oral chemotherapy drugs can provide over intravenously (IV) administered chemotherapy, Maryland's cancer community, patient advocacy representatives and patients themselves called on the state legislature this week to pass key...

2011-12-27 07:08:40

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Breast cancer survivors may have problems with certain mental abilities several years after treatment, according to this study. This could occur regardless of whether they were treated with chemotherapy plus radiation or radiation only. This study suggests there may be a common and treatment-specific way that cancer therapies negatively affect cancer survivors´ mental abilities. Previous research suggests that chemotherapy can cause problems with memory and...

Breast Cancer Survivors Face Cognitive Problems
2011-12-12 13:10:42

According to a new study, breast cancer survivors may experience problems with certain mental abilities several years after treatment. The new study indicates that there may be common and treatment-specific ways that cancer therapies negatively affect cancer survivors' mental abilities. Paul Jacobsen, PhD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, and his colleagues examined 62 breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy plus radiation, 67 patients treated with...

2011-11-14 23:49:34

Women who survive breast cancer show significant neurological impairment, and outcomes appear to be significantly poorer for those treated with chemotherapy, according to a report in the November issue of the Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Breast cancer (BC) is one of the most common public health problems, with a worldwide estimated incidence of 39 per 100,000 individuals annually. Although primary BC has not been associated historically with neurological...

Chemotherapy Can Impair Speech
2011-09-08 05:46:04

  Patients who have received high doses of chemotherapy may find it harder to express themselves verbally, according to new research from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Speech difficulties among cancer patients who received chemotherapy treatment were two times higher than among those who did not. The study has been published in the scientific journal Acta Oncologica. Almost one thousand men who had survived testicular cancer were asked to respond...

2011-04-12 08:06:05

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new analysis has found that childhood cancer survivors often suffer from sleep problems and fatigue, which negatively impact their attention and memory. To assess the effects of fatigue and sleep disruption on cognitive function in long-term survivors of childhood cancer, Kevin Krull, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, and his team evaluated a questionnaire filled out by 1,426 individuals from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Cognitive...