Chemo-Brain is associated with chemotherapy and this discovery will help treat (MM) cancer patients in British Columbia and around the world.
As a multiple myeloma (MM) survivor and MM cancer coach I’m conflicted. I am angry that Post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment
aka chemo-brain’s existence as a side effect is still being questioned
. On the other hand, twenty plus years as a cancer survivor has taught me that conventional oncology moves slowly.
I am pleased that the podcast linked below is proof positive that
- Chemo-brain is an identifiable side effect and
- Chemo-brain can be healed.
As a long-term multiple myeloma survivor I have to add that chemo-brain rehabilitation requires both exercise as well as nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle therapies. The payoff of all these therapies is that they reduce your risks of MM relapse, secondary cancers and late stage side effects in general. Though the research is limited at this point, I believe that nutrition and exercise will help dementia.
If you listen to the podcast below what you will take-away is that chemo-brain, first and foremost, is brain damage. Toxic chemotherapy damages your cognitive function. Therefore what Dr.Kristin Campbell is really talking about is the importance of frequent, moderate exercise to brain health.
Whether we are talking about chemo-brain, dementia or any other form of brain function, frequent moderate exercise is an effective therapy.
I am a MM survivor and MM cancer coach. Have you been diagnosed with multiple myeloma? Do you have chemo-brain? To learn more about evidence-based, non-toxic therapies to heal your chemo-brain please scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.
- Multiple Myeloma Survivor
- MM Cancer Coach
- Director PeopleBeatingCancer
In this week’s episode, host Ian Austin speaks with Dr. Kristin Campbell, UBC Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, about the University’s research that proved the existence of chemo-brain.
This debilitating condition is associated with chemotherapy and this discovery will help treat cancer patients in British Columbia and around the world.
Dr. Campbell suggests that anyone interested in introducing more exercise into their life, call the physical activity line at 604-241-2266.
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