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.
Call me skeptical, but hopeful. I am one of the many cancer patients who has noticed a slight loss of brain function and memory after chemotherapy. Thus, I am very interested in the results of a new study about chemo brain. A very small (only 68 women), short-term (only eight weeks) study of a drug called modafinil provided some…