Some chemotherapy patients report a mild to severe loss in cognitive function informally known as "Chemo Brain". Chemo Brain manifests itself much like dementia or Alzheimer's; patients struggle to remember basic information such as addresses, names and dates. Most patients will eventually recover their conginitive loss.
Beth’s blog this week riffs on last Sunday’s New York Times article on chemo brain, titled “Chemotherapy Fog Is No Longer Ignored as Illusion.” Like Beth, I was happy to read that doctors and researchers are now taking very seriously this disheartening loss of brainpower that some of us undergo after chemotherapy. The…