If chemo brain affects 17-50 percent of female breast cancer survivors then does this affect a survivors QOL?
In a clinical trial mice were put through their paces using a Morris Water Maze. It involves placing a mouse in a circular pool and timing it while they search for a submerged platform. The mice that were used in this trial and that were subjected to chemotherapy were found to take substantially longer to learn the task.
Ultimately the conclusion is: effects of chemotherapy do indeed lead to long-term deficits.