Chemobrain in Breast Cancer Treatment is Common
A study out of Singapore, published in Annals of Oncology in March of 2012, showed that breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy had symptoms of chemobrain manifested by memory loss, difficulty in decision making and speech problems. Patients were generally not aware they had symptoms because they attributed them to fatigue, anxiety, and mood changes related to the physical side effects of chemotherapy. They were unable to fulfill their duties as mothers and wives because of their cognitive defects.
Chemotherapy is overused in this country in both people with mild disease that don't really benefit much from treatment and those who are stage 4 and only respond between 2-3% of the time. It is interesting that oncologists generally don't take the same aggressive treatment themselves that they recommend to their patients.
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Once you have breast cancer you need to know the best strategies to slow down or reverse its growth. In Dr. Saputo's Breast Cancer Health Assessment we will ask you about the type of breast cancer you have, what treatment you've considered or completed, whether or not you're interested in CAM approaches to treatment, and important lifestyle factors that could have an impact on how your cancer will affect you. You will immediately be emailed back audios and videos Dr. Saputo believes will guide you to information that can help you manage your cancer and support the body's immune defenses.
There is a lot we can do to prevent activating cancer genes and to protect us from developing breast cancer. Most breast cancers are epigenetic, not genetic!