I say this as I have tried to write the word 'gold' for the last five minutes and couldn't remember the second letter ..
It was initially reported by female breast cancer patients that they were having problems with thinking, memory and concentration. They attributed these effects to chemotherapy, so called `chemo brain'.
These negative effects are known by various names including:
- chemo brain
- Chemotherapy Cognitive Impairment
- Post Cancer Cognitive Impairment (PCCI)
- Mild Cognitive Impairment
- Chemo fog
- Cognitive dysfunction
It is not 100% certain that these effects are caused by chemotherapy, but there is no doubt that the impairment is real. Cancer Research UK reports that studies estimate between 17-50% of breast cancer patients and 47-69% of prostate cancer patients having chemotherapy have experienced some form of cognitive impairment (source:braintrainuk.com).
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