Your Brain After Chemo: A Practical Guide to Lifting the Fog and Getting Back Your Focus
Your Brain After Chemo: A Practical Guide to
Lifting the Fog and Getting Back Your Focus
by Dan Silverman, MD, PhD and Idelle Davidson
Da Capo Press, 2010, 284 pages
Chemotherapy saves lives, but new studies-including research led by coauthor Dr. Dan Silverman-reveal that the agents used to kill cancer cells may also impair normal brain function. If you've undergone chemotherapy, perhaps you feel like you?ve lost your edge or that you?re no longer the person you once were. Until recently, oncologists often discounted or trivialized "chemo brain." But the authors present plenty of evidence to the contrary; thankfully, you can rest assured that you?re not alone in feeling this way-and that you can do something about it. Calling on cutting-edge scientific research and the inspiring stories of survivors (including Davidson's own experiences with chemotherapy and its effects), this easy-to-read book will forever change how you think about your brain after chemo. Perhaps most important, it offers much-needed strategies to improve memory and focus, and an invaluable nine-step program to help keep your brain sharp. Your Brain after Chemo gives you the coping skills to move on with your life.
Author's website: http://yourbrainafterchemo.com/index.html