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.
“ ‘Chemofog’ effects on brain may be a myth- Two studies showed no memory impairments as a result of chemotherapy.”msnbc.com, April 17, 2008.Wait a minute. Are we going down that “chemobrain isn’t real” path—again?! Just reading that headline on the MSNBC Web site today got my hackles up. All of the…