Guest Blog: Chemo Brain & the Americans with Disabilities Act

Guest blogger: Idelle Davidson In researching and co-authoring Your Brain After Chemo: A Practical Guide to Lifting the Fog and Getting Back Your Focus, Idelle Davidson interviewed countless survivors who reported often debilitating cognitive issues following treatment for cancer.  She wanted to know if there were any legal protections available to them in the workplace, or…  Read More

Learn More About Chemobrain

Having trouble remembering? Does your thinking seem fuzzy? Even years after chemotherapy, does it seem like you can’t focus and are wandering around in a fog? Learn more about cancer treatments and thinking, memory, and attention during a free CancerCare telephone workshop. The Ninth Annual Cancer Survivorship Series: Living With, Through and Beyond Cancer Part I:…  Read More

How Real is Chemobrain?

Very real. Brain MRI’s before and chemotherapy found changes in brains of women being treated for breast cancer. Women who had breast cancer surgery but didn’t have chemo had similar changes, but they were less severe. Brains of healthy women remained stable. Changes were in gray matter in areas of the brain involving memory and the…  Read More

Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: October 16

Briefly: The elderly are much more likely to have their colons perforated during colonoscopy, and inflammatory bowel disease patients who are part of a colonoscopy surveillance program before a diagnosis of colorectal cancer are diagnosed at an earlier stage and have much better survival than patients who don’t have colonoscopies before diagnosis. There is help online…  Read More