UBC research looks at effects of ‘chemo brain’

I didn't know this is a thing, but it is not surprising that the brain is affected by inundating the body with chemicals.

No, that realization has nothing to do with a mis-spent youth.

But when Luk, who is in her mid-40s, spoke with other women undergoing chemotherapy, she learned that what she was experiencing is a common phenomenon nicknamed “chemo brain.”

New research out of UBC confirms that breast cancer patients who have undergone chemotherapy have more trouble focusing their minds on the tasks in front of them than healthy women do.