treatment using chemo drugs (chemotherapy) is associated with problems that are referred to by
chemo patients as "chemo-brain" and
sometimes "chemo-fog". It is one of the
chemotherapy side effects.
the past, some doctors thought that these side effects
were due to many reasons such as anxiety over having
cancer, the cancer itself, a form of depression,
fatigue from the chemo and other drugs, hormonal
changes due to the treatments with the drugs, and even
the medications used to treat the other side effects
of the chemotherapy drugs.
is now believed that the drugs used in chemotherapy
affect the brain's metabolism. Recent imaging of the
brains of people who underwent chemotherapy show very
research done at the Virginia University School of
Medicine found that when the brain uses glucose (as
glucose feeds the brain) a special type of PET/CT scan
showed that certain parts of the brain will light up
brightly. The bright areas showed the brain was
metabolizing the glucose.
found out in taking these scans on participants in the
study before and after chemo that the brains of
chemotherapy-treated patients still lit up, but they
were much duller in brightness, indicating less
Largos who participated in the study stated. “The
study shows that there are specific areas of the brain
that uses less energy following chemotherapy.These brain areas are the ones known to be
responsible for planning and prioritizing.”
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