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doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000453342.20080.c4
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Chemo Brain

Wetta, Deb RN, BSN

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Wichita, KS

I cannot tell you how thankful I am for your article about the cognitive effects of chemotherapy (“Chemo Brain,” April/May 2014; bit.ly/NN_ChemoBrain). I was fortunate because I didn't have to go through systemic chemo, and the 30 radiation treatments weren't bad. I did not miss an hour of work through it all. In March 2014, I completed my third year on an aromatase inhibitor, which is often prescribed to women to prevent breast cancer recurrence. In the last six months, I have been “foggy,” forgetting people's names and words in the middle of my sentences. I have little recall of articles I read for my nursing career. So now I am making an appointment next Monday to discuss with my oncologist. Your team deserves kudos for bringing awareness to the issue.

Deb Wetta, RN, BSN
Wichita, KS

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