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Breast Cancer Brain

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Apr 9, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 12:15

Guest: Patricia Ganz, medical oncologist and director of Prevention and Control Research at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center As if being diagnosed with breast cancer weren't bad enough, treatment by chemotherapy is notoriously devastating. And then comes "chemo brain." Cancer survivors post-treatment often complain of cognitive difficulties - and for a long time, doctors chalked it up to a patient's imagination. But Dr. Patricia Ganz of UCLA's Schools of Medicine and Public Health has some new research that validates the reality of "chemo brain" in breast cancer patients - and perhaps more importantly, offers some hope for addressing the problem.