Chemotherapy saves lives, but new studies-including research led by coauthor Dr. Dan Silverman-reveal that the agents used to kill cancer cells may also impair normal brain function. Even years after treatment, patients report problems with memory, concentration, multitasking, and word retrieval. As one person put it, "I've lost my edge."
Thankfully, you can rest assured that you're not alone in feeling this way-and that you can do something about it. In Your Brain After Chemo, Dr. Silverman and Idelle Davidson provide you with key strategies to overcome "chemo brain" and help keep your mind sharp, including:
A unique 9-step program to improve memory and focus
Practical tips to reduce fatigue and stress
The big-picture questions you need to ask your oncologist
How to modify your diet to maximize brain health
Calling on cutting-edge scientific research and the inspiring stories of survivors, this groundbreaking book will forever change the way you think about your brain after chemo-and give you the coping skills to move on with your life.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Dan Silverman, MD, PhD, is head of Neuronuclear Imaging at UCLA. He lives in Santa Monica, California.
Idelle Davidson is an award-winning health journalist. She lives in Los Angeles.