Latest Post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment Stories

2005-12-16 14:49:18

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About one in five women with breast cancer experience fatigue after treatment with adjuvant chemotherapy -- whether standard or high-dose -- according to a report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. "Overall, these findings offer hope for breast cancer survivors, suggesting that most patients will recover their energy within one year after treatment onset and that the incidence of posttreatment fatigue is relatively low," writes Dr....

2005-12-01 12:36:20

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer suffer a worse quality of life than healthy women, as well as troublesome symptoms such as fatigue, but these problems -- and their quality of life -- gradually improve, a new study shows. While doctors are getting better at managing the side effects of chemotherapy like nausea and vomiting, concern remains about problems that can persist and perhaps become chronic, such as fatigue, menopausal symptoms and...

2005-06-07 16:58:24

Patients who take medication for cancer often find themselves with a new problem when their treatment ends. It's called "chemobrain," a common consequence of chemotherapy that causes memory problems, confusion and difficulty in concentrating. Symptoms of chemobrain can also include lack of focus, inability to organize daily activities, mental confusion, memory loss and decreased mental clarity. It's estimated that chemobrain occurs in as many as 99 percent of breast and ovarian cancer...

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