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