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#Cancer #memory #loss #prior #chemotherapy

https://news.google.com/news/headlines/section/q/brain%20research/brain%20research?ned=nz&hl=en-NZ&gl=NZ

Lead author Dr. Gordon Winocur and his team conducted experiments in mice, which led them to observe that problems in learning and recall began to occur prior to chemotherapy in the animals with cancer.

“Our work,” explains Dr. Winocur, “isolated that the cancer is responsible for some of the memory and thinking complaints experienced by cancer survivors, and that drug therapy adds to the problem.”

He adds, “Both factors independently affect brain function in different ways, which can lead to the development of other psychological disturbances, such as anxiety and depression.”