ChemoBrain: How Cancer Therapies Can Affect Your Mind [NOOK Book]

Overview

While surviving cancer should be an occasion for rejoicing, many people who have undergone standard or high-dose chemotherapy to defeat the disease unfortunately suffer from a new physical and mental ailment known as "chemobrain." This cognitively dysfunctional symptom ranges from fatigue and memory loss to serious learning impairment due to possible brain damage. In this clear, concise guide for cancer patients, survivors, families, friends, and caregivers, journalist Ellen Clegg provides the latest information ...
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ChemoBrain: How Cancer Therapies Can Affect Your Mind

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Overview

While surviving cancer should be an occasion for rejoicing, many people who have undergone standard or high-dose chemotherapy to defeat the disease unfortunately suffer from a new physical and mental ailment known as "chemobrain." This cognitively dysfunctional symptom ranges from fatigue and memory loss to serious learning impairment due to possible brain damage. In this clear, concise guide for cancer patients, survivors, families, friends, and caregivers, journalist Ellen Clegg provides the latest information on this much-discussed but poorly understood side effect of chemotherapy treatment, while also - in an objective journalistic fashion - giving voice to those medical professionals who remain skeptical of chemobrain.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615921331
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 742,914
  • File size: 833 KB

Meet the Author

Ellen Clegg (Boston, MA) is Managing Editor for Communications Platforms at the Broad Institute, a genetic research center in Cambridge, Massachusetts headed by Eric Lander. Previously, she was Deputy Managing Editor/News Operations of the Boston Globe. Her prior positions at the Globe include health and science editor, night news editor, and city editor.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Stewart B. Fleishman Fleishman, Stewart B. 9

Acknowledgments 15

Ch. 1 Cancer and Its Treatment 17

Ch. 2 Sorting Out Side Effects: What to Expect During Treatment and Afterward 43

Ch. 3 My Treatment Is Done: Why Can't I Think Straight? 73

Ch. 4 How To Get Help: Finding Support as a Survivor 111

Ch. 5 Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: The Double Whammy 139

Ch. 6 Navigating 175

Ch. 7 The Future of Cancer Treatment 193

Ch. 8 Solving the Puzzle 219

Resources 223

List of Illustrations 231

Index 233

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