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Sarah Goodell on August 21, 2014
Did you know that up to 60% of cancer patients undergoing treatment can experience chemo brain at some point? Sometimes it lasts a few months, but it can last years for some people. The good news is that more oncologists are recognizing chemo brain and developing treatments to lessen the impact of this side effect.
CBS Boston recently published an article titled "Cancer Patients Can Get ‘Chemo Brain'; Treatment Available" by Dr. Mallika Marshall, WBZ-TV Health Correspondent, exploring the effects of chemo brain and what treatment for it looks like. Dr. Montie Meyer, a psychiatrist at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, says that brain exercises can help alleviate chemo brain. She recommends doing the exercises for 30 minutes 2-3 times a week to yield improvement in memory. The article says that the app Lumosity, which was created to train memory and attention, is a good resource for brain exercises for survivors experiencing chemo brain.
For the full article, click here.