More than just “chemo brain”- cancer affects memory too

Dec 26, 2017 by

New research out of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care in Toronto indicates that cognitive problems often attributed to chemotherapy (“chemo brain”) may actually start earlier with the development of cancer tumors....

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Cognitive rehab program helps those with “chemo brain”...

Apr 8, 2015 by

A new study at UCLA followed breast cancer survivors who received chemotherapy participate in a cognitive rehabilitation program to fight “chemo brain” – including memory loss....

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Inverse link between cancer and Alzheimer’s

May 9, 2014 by

A 2013 study found that people with Alzheimer’s were half as likely to develop cancer, and that cancer patients were 35 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s. It supports a 2009 study that found the two are less likely...

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Alzheimer’s decreases cancer risk and vice versa

Aug 13, 2013 by

In people over 60, researchers found that having cancer makes you less likely to also have Alzheimer’s disease and vice versa. The risk of cancer was cut in half for those with AD, and the risk of AD was...

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Chemo drugs can cause changes in plasticity

Aug 3, 2013 by

It’s long been known that chemo has side effects, but recent studies found that there is a prevalence of neurological effects, including seizures, vascular complications, mood disorders, peripheral neuropathies and cognitive dysfunctions. It even changes the plasticity of the...

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Study shows chemo causes changes to the brain

Apr 23, 2013 by

If chemotherapy has made you feel like you’re in a brain fog, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s NOT all in your head! A new study of breast cancer patients who had recently undergone treatments found that there...

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