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UCLA researchers find neuropsychological test performance and "chemo brain" side effects of cancer treatments


Last updated 4/18/2013 at Noon

LOS ANGELES - UCLA researchers studying the side-effects of breast cancer treatments found an association between neuropsychological test performance and memory complaints in post-treatment, early stage breast cancer patients.

Patient-reported memory and cognitive problems, sometimes called ''chemo brain,'' were also associated with chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment.

''In the past, many researchers said that we can't rely on patients' self-reported complaints or that they are just depressed, because previous studies could not find this association between (neuropsychological) testin...

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