Health & Fitness
| January 14,
2003, Tuesday Memory Problems Linked to Cancer Treatment
DUENWALD (NYT) 689 words
Late Edition -
Final , Section F , Page 6 , Column 3
- Psychologists begin to
verify what many breast cancer survivors have long suspected:
chemotherapy can, in some cases, cause problems with memory and
concentration (M) Psychologists are beginning to verify what many
breast cancer survivors have long suspected: chemotherapy can, in
some cases, cause problems with memory and concentration.
Various studies have found that 20 percent to 30 percent of women
who undergo chemotherapy for breast cancer, as well as other
patients who receive similar treatment for lymphoma, score lower
than average on tests of mental function for as long as 10 years
after their chemotherapy.
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