New Thought Process Training May Help Breast Cancer Patients
Many survivors have experienced some sort of memory loss, which some believe is due to side effects of chemotherapy. However, there might be a way to get those memories back! A new study from Indiana University shows that it might be possible to improve the memory and memory speed for patients suffering this unfortunate side effect.
In the study, scientists show two different treatment options and compared it a control, where no treatment was administered. The first treatment used memory training exercises and the second used a program called “Insight.” In memory training, they taught the patients some strategies for remembering word lists. With Insight, patients are asked to do a series of more difficult tasks.
It was found that the memory training helped with memory loss with chemotherapy, and the Insight program helped with memory and memory speed! Although this has been the largest cognitive study done on breast cancer survivors, so far, more extensive studies are being administered, in hopes that patients will have much better quality of life, post breast cancer survival.
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