Investigating how ‘chemo brain’ develops in cancer patients

Posted by on May 25, 2016 4:12 pm
Categories: health

During and after chemotherapy, many cancer patients describe feeling a mental fog, a condition that has been dubbed ‘chemo brain.’ Why this happens is unclear, but researchers have found a new clue to understanding this syndrome. A new study reports that chemotherapy in rats affects their chemical messengers dopamine and serotonin, which are associated with cognition.

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