Susan Love’s Army of Women, www.armyofwomen.org has posted a Call to Action for women in the San Francisco, Stanford University area to participate in a new study. This study looks at the brain and cognitive function of breast cancer survivors and non survivors.
I am fascinated with the brain, and any studies concerning the brain pique my interest. In this study a MRI will measure brain function and brain structure. Breast cancer and its treatments can cause some temporary and long lasting problems related to memory, attention and problem solving.
In the last few years a condition called ‘Chemo Brain’ has been finally accepted as a side effect to chemotherapy. I would explain Chemo Brain but I am still a bit fuzzy on the subject.
If you have ever seen MRI, PET and CT scans of the brain from different population groups, you know the brain is truly incredible. Any study that looks at the brain functions with the objective to be helpful for survivors with cognitive function is a study worth every dollar, time and effort. If you know any women in the Northern California area, let them know how they can make a difference and also help their own brain function.
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