Study links 'chemo brain' to radiation treatments

December 12, 2011 11:52:49 AM PST
A new study of breast cancer survivors shows the fuzzy-headedness commonly known as "chemo brain" can also be a side effect of radiation treatments.

The study is published in today's issue of the journal "Cancer."

It also found that breast cancer survivors can experience memory and concentration problems several years after treatment with radiation and/or chemotherapy.

Experts say there may be common ways that both cancer therapies affect mental abilities, and more research is needed.