There is a study being presented in a short time and I know it is going to create plenty of buzz among those of us who KNOW chemobrain is real. Some of us still suffer the identical issues described in the study last week.
I'm writing this from the hallway of the convention center in San Antonio from my iPad. I have not yet mastered the interface between blogger (Google) and the iPad (Apple). They are still at odds. Google "maps" and "new ipad" if you don't know what I mean (AND if you, like me, are easily distracted by minutiae). The point of that sidebar: I'd add plenty of links to the PET Scan study. Just go back a few days in this blog.
Until I'm see the presentation, it would be really irresponsible to comment from the patient point of view. AFTER the presentation? I'm certain I will have plenty to say. I expect the women studied will be a very small number and will fit into a very specific treatment protocol.
In advance of that, I will leave you with what I heard from Dr. Patricia Ganz in the survivorship session. Someone sent a tweet that wasn't accurate. It said (paraphrasing) "anxiety and depression caused 'cancer-brain' NOT chemo." I did have the courage to stand at the microphone in a packed hall to read the tweet directly to Dr. Ganz to ask for clarification. I wanted to be certain I didn't miss something in her presentation. She reacted stongly, firmly and without hesitation.
MANY things play into the reasons why we experience chemobrain. Some of us seem to have issues that are later onset and somewhat worsening. This has been written up in paper after paper.
STAY TUNED...... I may even have the courage to question the researcher.....