Your Brain After Chemo: A Practical Guide to Lifting the Fog and Getting Back Your Focus

Your Brain After Chemo: A Practical Guide to Lifting the Fog and Getting Back Your Focus

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Your Brain After Chemo: A Practical Guide to Lifting the Fog and Getting Back Your Focus by Dan Silverman, Idelle Davidson

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738213910
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 05/25/2010
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 393,142
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.

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