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ChemoBrain: How Cancer Therapies Can Affect Your Mind
     

ChemoBrain: How Cancer Therapies Can Affect Your Mind

by Ellen Clegg
 

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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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615921331
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
852 KB

Meet the Author

Ellen Clegg (Boston, MA) is editorial page editor at the Boston Globe. Her prior positions at the Globe include deputy managing editor/news operations, health and science editor, night news editor, and city editor. She was also the managing editor for Communications Platforms at the Broad Institute, a genetic research center in Cambridge, Massachusetts headed by Eric Lander.

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