In an article just published in the journal Neurology (online version, 12-28-11), researchers identified three nutrient biomarker patterns (NBP) in blood that are linked to how well we think and reason.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Researchers (Sabine Deprez, MD, et. al.) at a university hospital in Belgium have added to significant evidence that cancer treatment affects attention, concentration, memory and how quickly we process information (psychomotor speed). It also decreases white matter in the frontal, parietal and occipital regions of the brain. Their study appeared this week in the online version of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Friday, November 18, 2011
In the latest study published this week in Archives of Neurology, researchers at Stanford University found that women with breast cancer (regardless of whether they had surgery and chemotherapy, or just surgery alone), experienced reduced activity in parts of the brain responsible for working memory, planning and attention.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
|My husband Peter, Joyce & me at our son's wedding last year|
Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
By Heather Flanagan, ARNP-C
Heather Flanagan is a board certified nurse practitioner in a private practice in Tampa, Florida. She completed her master's in nursing at the University of Florida in 2007
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
By Lori NakamuraI was 39 years old when I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. I went through 5 cycles of chemo, and still today endure the lingering effects of chemo brain.
Fortunately, I have a friend who told me about the Hands On Healing program. She explained that Roy Sakuma Ukulele Studios offers free lessons to cancer survivors. Adding to the joy of learning to play the ukulele, my two daughters were able to sign up for lessons as well. Next month makes two years since we've taken up ukulele, and it will be 5 years since my surgery and treatments.
Friday, May 6, 2011
There's new research out, this time from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. Karen Syrjala, PhD, and her team of scientists have found that patients who have undergone chemotherapy prior to receiving stem cell or bone marrow transplants to treat blood cancers, may suffer from some symptoms of chemo brain that are far more severe and long lasting than has generally been reported.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Ms. Davidson, Dr. Silverman,
Thank you so much for the book and the ongoing research. My experience is similar to many patients you profile. I'd like to offer some additional concrete examples that I've observed.
Posted by Idelle Davidson at 1:31 PM