Is chemo brain reversible?


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!

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.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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