Chemo Brain

I would compare it with attention deficit disorder or a general feeling of fogginess - Justin Birckbichler

Chemo Brain
Chemo Brain

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Finally, My Case of ‘Chemo Brain’ Is Vindicated

The week before chemotherapy began, I sat in a brightly lit exam room with an oncology nurse. She handed me a stack of papers and pulled up a chair.

“So,” she began. “You should read through these to get all the side effects, but some are more common than others.”

I sat through her ten-minute spiel about mouth sores and how they’re so painful that some patients need feeding tubes inserted. Nausea. Partial hearing loss. Peripheral neuropathy. Hair loss, duh. I listened, not bothering to read through the papers, which still felt hot from the printer. Never did she say anything about chemo brain.

I was first diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a rare form of liver cancer, when…

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 Finally, My Case of ‘Chemo Brain’ Is Vindicated

The good news, sort of, is that at least it wasn’t all in my head: Recent research has discovered a scientific basis for chemo brain.

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These ten reminders are for everyone who is or loves someone in the cancer community who is experiencing chemobrain. Whether you're reading this a former disbeliever, or you are reading this as someone who just found out about it.


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