Fast Fact #342 has been released: Chemotherapy Related Cognitive Impairment. Thank you to Katharine Brewster MD, Daniel Shalev MC, and Jon Levenson MD for this new addition to the Fast Fact library.
Many cancer patients develop cognitive changes which can significantly impact quality of life. Distinguishing the cause of these cognitive changes can be clinically challenging. There is emerging evidence that chemotherapy can contribute to forgetfulness and “fogginess in thinking.” Colloquially this has been referred to as “chemobrain.” This Fast Fact explores the potential impact chemotherapy can have on cognition.