Yes, it is real. There was a medical conference in San Antonio Texas about 2 weeks ago where the experts explained to the oncologysts the new discoveries about chemo brain. It is very sad that doctors sometimes do not realize or believe the patient problems after chemo. I went thru 16 chemos after a bilateral mastectomy and today 3 years after that I am still suffering from chemo brain and many other chemo secundary effects. Among them a brain aneurysm, eventhough they said aneurysm caused by chemo only appear in the abdominal area, I do not believe them because when I complain about chemo brain 3 years ago, they said that such a thing does not happen. Now they discover chemo brain. It is very sad for a patient forget how to write some words, the name of some familiar people, how to pay the electricity bill thru the internet after doing it for many years, feel completly exosted to the point of not being able to add 2+2, leave a movie because the high volume hurts your head, write down every little thing so you do not forget important things, asking people to repeat 3 or 4 times what they are explaining because you did not get the idea.
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