- Question from Bron: Is chemo brain reversible?
- Answers - Christina Meyers Sometimes it reverses by itself and sometimes it doesn't.
- George Sledge, M.D. I do not have Dr. Meyers' expertise, although reading this literature I have seen data all over the map on this issue.
- Christina Meyers Some people never have it, some people get over it, some people never get over it. It's very individual. But I still want to mention it's very handleable and it's better than the alternative, so keep that cost/benefit of treatment in mind. You can't be seen by someone like me unless you are alive!
- George Sledge, M.D. The analogy might be when someone has bad vision, we don't tell people, "Don't look" — we tell them, "Get some glasses."
- Christina Meyers That's absolutely correct!
The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Managing Chemo Brain featured Christina Meyers, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. and George Sledge, M.D. answering your questions about how long chemo brain can last, what treatments can be helpful, and current research on cognitive effects of breast cancer treatment.
Editor's Note: This conference took place in October 2008.
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