Patients and their care providers share the workarounds they’ve devised to handle the worst of chemo, radiation and surgery
July 6, 2015
| By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
Many people with cancer have had to come up with their own tried-and-true ways to combat cancer treatments’ common and difficult side effects like “chemo mouth,” nausea, fatigue, neuropathy and more. We wanted to hear patients’ – and their loved ones’ and care providers’ – favorite workarounds. We asked and you responded via Facebook, Twitter and more. Read on for some of the best suggested “hacks” to combat treatment side effects.
Karen Syrjala study finds while neurocognitive functions improve for most after bone marrow or stem cell transplantation, fine motor and memory deficits persist for many patients
May 9, 2011
| By Dean Forbes
A new study led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers published online May 2 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, found that overall, the effects of chemobrain are largely temporary and that most patients can expect a return to normal motor and memory function within five years. However, the study also found that deficits in fine motor skills and verbal memory remained longer for a significant percentage of patients and warrant more attention by health care providers.