Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Chemo Drugs For Treating Breast Cancer May Cause Changes In Cognitive Function

A new study investigating the effects of chemotherapy on cognitive function in mice has confirmed what many cancer patients receiving treatment have often complained about - a decline in their memory and other cognitive functions, sometimes characterized as "chemobrain". ... "In our study, we identified learning and memory deficits in the mild to moderate range in the drug-treated mice compared to the controls," says Dr. Winocur. "That the deficits were relatively small is encouraging. It's important that cancer patients continue with these drugs and know that if they experience mild to moderate impairments in their cognitive functions, this level of change is potentially manageable." --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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