CureZone
Old Format -> CureZone.INFO
Radiation May Lead to "Chemo Brain" - Another reason not to use Chemotherapy
  • Radiation May Lead to "Chemo Brain" - Another reason not to use Chemotherapy   RRR mo123   4y  1,598  C  
    This is my avatar. Click here to see my profile.
    mo123
    Date: 12/12/2011 1:01:37 PM   ( 4y ago )   Hits:   1598
    Status:       RRR [Message recommended by a moderator!]

    MONDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer survivors can experience memory and concentration problems several years after treatment with radiation and/or chemotherapy, a new study says.

    The findings suggest that there may be common and treatment-specific ways that these cancer therapies impair cancer survivors' mental abilities, according to Paul Jacobsen, of the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues.

    The study included 62 breast cancer survivors treated with chemotherapy plus radiation, 67 patients treated with radiation only and 184 women with no history of cancer. The breast cancer patients underwent neurological assessments six months and three years after completing treatment.

    The researchers found that chemotherapy can cause cognitive, or thinking, problems that persist for three years after breast cancer survivors finish treatment. This pattern of changes is often called "chemo brain." They also found that patients who were treated with radiation alone often had cognitive problems similar to those treated with both radiation and chemotherapy.

    There was no indication that hormonal therapy, such as tamoxifen, caused cognitive problems.

    The study was published online Dec. 12 in the journal Cancer.

    "These findings suggest that the problems some breast cancer survivors have with their mental abilities are not due just to the administration of chemotherapy," Jacobsen said in a journal news release.

    "Our findings also provide a more complete picture of the impact of cancer treatment on mental abilities than studies that did not follow patients as long or look at mental abilities in breast cancer survivors who had not been treated with chemotherapy," he added.

    More information

    The American Cancer Society offers an overview of chemotherapy-related cognitive problems commonly referred to as chemo brain.

    http://news.yahoo.com/radiation-may-lead-chemo-brain-140407201.html

     

     
    Printer-friendly version of this page Email this message to a friend
  • How can I view entire discussion thread on a single page?

    How can I expand all forum messages on a single forum page?


     

    Donate to CureZone


    Terms of Service - Privacy Policy - Spam Policy - Disclaimer - Guidelines & Rules

    CureZone Newsletter is distributed in partnership with www.netatlantic.com


    Contact Us - About - Advertise - Stats

    Copyright 1999 - 2015  www.curezone.org

    0.141 sec, (2)

    Cure Type 2 Diabetes

    Simple, 3-step natural approach heals diabetes within a month. ...


    Best Iodine Supplements
    Dr Group Analyzes the 3 Best Kinds! Lugols, Potassium, & Nasce...


    Secret To Healthier Life
    Discover the hidden toxin in your laundry detergent.



    Free Clark DVD!
    Bestselling author Dr. Hulda Clark claims to have cured cancer


    Most Expensive B12 Vitamin
    Would you pay this much for a liquid b12 vitamin!?


    Clarkia Parasites Cleanse
    Hulda Clark Cleanses



    My cancer is gone!
    After a single session!


    Natural Cancer Remedies


    Detoxify and Cleanse Naturally
    Drink ionized alkaline waters medically proven health b...


    Destroy Parasites Quickly
    Learn How to Destroy Parasites And Be Free of Your Unbearabl...


    Skin Therapy Soaps
    Silver Aloe-Aloe Gold-Copper Aloe Skin Therapy Soap. All Natural wi...


    All-In-One Parasite Cleanse!
    The simplest and strongest parasite cleanse out there!


    Anti Diabetic Effect
    Improves blood glucose tolerance



    Sutherlandia OPC Extract
    Oleander based capsules and liquid proven to reverse HIV symp...


    ProbiCell™
    Eradicate Candida with Probiotics, Prebiotics, Enzymes & Vitamins


    Lugol’s Iodine Free S&H
    J.Crow’s® Lugol’s Iodine Solution. Restore lost reserves.


    Complete Candida Cleanse
    Restore your health 100% effective Candida Cleanse


    Your Ad Here