chemo brain


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chemo brain

n.
Cognitive dysfunction, such as difficulties with memory, attention, or concentration, that results from chemotherapy. Also called chemo fog.
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A"Chemo brain" is a term that is used a great deal, but may not be entirely accurate.
Magnolia Tejas is developing a targeted therapy for these conditions, including chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and chemotherapy-induced cognitive dysfunction (CICD or chemo brain) based on discoveries made by scientists in The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's (MD Anderson) Therapeutics Discovery division and the Neurodegeneration Consortium.
Chemotherapy also may increase your risk of bruising, bleeding, and infection--and some people receiving chemotherapy report cognitive impairment that has become known as "chemo brain." Imaging tests have shown that in some patients the parts of the brain that deal with memory, planning, and putting thoughts into action are smaller after chemotherapy.
"Chemo brain" and fatigue, commonly reported symptoms in cancer patients and survivors, can be mitigated with physical activity, according to a team of researchers from the University of Illinois and Northeastern University, Boston.
The book relays stories about some of Coates' more memorable cases as a lawyer and judge: a defendant who insisted on being called Sergeant Major Ninja, who lived under the delusion that he had served his country as a government agent on life-risking missions; a stalwart lawyer who successfully battles colon and lung cancer but begins to lose his memory thanks to so-called chemo brain; a defendant who does nothing but scream obscenities and death threats; and a drunk Gulf War veteran who fights a police horse.
Not only do I have "chemo brain", I've now got "baby brain" too, so learning a new language is definitely a challenge!
Patients often forget when they have 'chemo brain'."
"Chemo brain"--is cancer survivorship related to later-life cognition?
Cancer-related cognitive impairment, sometimes referred to as chemo brain or post-cancer cognitive fuzziness, is common among survivors, disrupting social relationships, work ability, self-confidence, and quality of life.
"Chemo brain was something I had never heard of before," Shaver said.