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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 ability to process information. A year later most– but not all — areas of the brain had returned to normal.

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