Chemobrain: How much is actually caused by cancer treatments?

Along with chemotherapy’s well-documented side effects of nausea and fatigue, cancer patients also complain about a type of brain fog that sets in clouding their memory, judgement, and cognitive abilities. But a new study presented Friday at a breast cancer conference in San Antonio suggests that the condition — called “chemobrain” — may not always be due to the drugs but to the stress and anxiety that comes from receiving the diagnosis and fears of impending treatment.

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