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Images confirm what patients know: Chemo can hurt the brain

By Ishani Ganguli
Globe Correspondent / October 9, 2006

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For the first time, scientists have used brain imaging to visualize how cancer drugs can affect breast cancer survivors years after treatment. These findings help pinpoint what happens in patients who complain of ``chemo brain" -- chronic difficulties with concentration, multitasking, and particularly short-term memory. (Full article: 422 words)

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