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Chemo Fog: Cancer Chemotherapy-Related Cognitive Impairment by Robert B. Raffa (auth.), Robert B. Raffa PhD, Ronald J.

By Robert B. Raffa (auth.), Robert B. Raffa PhD, Ronald J. Tallarida PhD (eds.)

Cancer sufferers have benefitted drastically from contemporary advances within the medicines, dose regimens, and mixtures used to regard their fundamental tumor and for the therapy or prevention of unfold in their sickness. a result of advances in chemotherapy and different elements of prevention, early detection, and remedy modalities, an expanding percent of sufferers are surviving the sickness. For a few varieties of melanoma, nearly all of sufferers reside a long time past their analysis. For this they're eternally grateful and appreciative of the medicine that helped result in this elevated survival fee. yet no drug is with out opposed results. This additionally applies to chemotherapeutic brokers. the intense cytotoxic results of those brokers are good known––indeed are usually required for his or her healing gain. The power antagonistic results are diversified and sometimes much less popular. With the rise in survival charges, there has emerged a brand new expertise of those power hostile effects.

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Org Chemo Fog: Cancer Chemotherapy-Related Cognitive Impairment, edited by Robert B. Raffa and Ronald J. Tallarida ©2010 Landes Bioscience and Springer Science+Business Media. 22 Chemo Fog: Cancer Chemotherapy-Related Cognitive Impairment Figure 1. Types of gliomas: Astrocytomas—tumors derived from astrocytes (connective tissue cells); can be found anywhere in the brain or spinal cord; can be subdivided into ‘high-grade’ (the most malignant of brain tumors) or ‘low-grade’; further classification can be based on the presenting signs, symptoms, treatment and prognosis, or location (the most common is cerebellum).

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