Chemo-brain IS real: Scientists discover how cancer treatments damage white matter to cause mental fog | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Chemo-brain IS real: Scientists discover how cancer treatments damage white matter to cause mental fog

More than half of patients that receive chemotherapy report experiencing a cognitive fog for months and sometimes years after undergoing the intensive cancer treatment, but doctors haven't really understood what causes this.

A team of Stanford University scientists, however, have identified chemo's effects on three different types of brain cells.

They think that chemo causes a sort of arrested development for some brain cells and blocks the activity of cells that help ensure our brain cells are well-fed with nutrients because the drug triggers an overly-active immune response.

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