Chemotherapy Side Effects
(including Chemo Fog)
Research Finds Help for Chemotherapy Side Effects including Chemo Brain
Treatment Results for Chemotherapy Side EffectsThe good news is that both the objective and subjective findings came to the same conclusion. The research found that the treatment helped breast cancer patients improve the deficits that come from chemotherapy side effects in areas of attention, memory and multi-tasking. This includes things like word finding, forgetfulness of dates/appointments, and problems with attention and focus. One of the interesting findings from the studies is that starting treatment sooner rather than later showed more improvement than for those patients who waited a few years to start. The recommendation is to begin treatment as soon as you can after diagnosis to gain maximum benefit. Another important finding was that increasing the treatment dose provided better outcomes on test scores for memory and attention than patients who received less treatment. What’s great is that this treatment has been used to help cancer patients with other chemotherapy side effects and showing good results. It helps with fatigue, and nausea as well as longer term issues like osteoporosis and cardiac issues. Unfortunately, this treatment isn’t covered by drug plans but it’s not expensive. In fact, cancer patients and survivors only need to do one thing to have this treatment available to them.
Inexpensive treatment for chemotherapy side effectsWhat can be the most prevalent problem with getting patients into treatment such as that used at The University of Illinois is motivation. It can be difficult at times, when patients don’t ‘feel’ like it, to continue with treatment. But research across the world is showing that this is one of the best treatments for chemo brain, fatigue, weakness, and other chemotherapy side effects. If you need some help with motivation, let me know. Because this research is my area of expertise. It’s called exercise. And it’s awesome for lots of reasons. You just need to start and learn how to Move Well. If you’ve started walking for exercise, or wondering if now is the right time, grab this Free Resource. Breast Cancer Guide to Pain-Free Walking
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