‘Chemo brain’ could be caused by changes in brain activity, researchers say

May 27, 2014 9:44 PM

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‘Chemo brain’ could be caused by changes in brain activity, researchers say

A lower level of mental functioning is a known side effect of chemo, and changes in the brain might be the reason, says lead author Sabine Deprez. Cancer itself may play a role as well.

For some women with breast cancer, changes in brain activity while multitasking could explain “chemo brain” – reduced mental functioning that many experience after chemotherapy, Belgian researchers say.

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