Evidence of 'chemo brain' verified by researchers

November 28, 2012

For many cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, memory problems and a general mental haziness often plague them during and after treatment. The condition – known as ‘chemo brain’ – has only been a reported phenomenon, without ever having been fully verified through scientific measures – until now.

Thanks to new research utilizing positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT), researchers have identified physiological evidence of chemo brain, proving it to be a very real medical condition.