Head trauma affects chemo brain risk?

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Question from JW: Is the risk of chemo brain higher if one has had earlier head trauma?
Answers - Christina Meyers Unknown. Really unknown. If you've had an earlier head trauma and you have a problem related to that already, it doesn't increase your chance of having a reaction to chemotherapy. Women who have had chemo brain are no more likely to decline than anyone else, but that's a pretty big leap right there so I can't say other than for women who have problems before chemotherapy, they are unlikely to have more problems than anyone else. So we don't know.

On Wednesday, October 15, 2008, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Managing Chemo Brain. Christina Meyers, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. and George Sledge, M.D. answered your questions about how long chemo brain can last, what treatments can be helpful, and current research on cognitive effects of breast cancer treatment.

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