St. Luke’s Oncologist to Help Those Dealing with Chemo Brain

How Cancer Treatment can Effect the Brain

DULUTH, Minn. – Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be one of the toughest and most shocking things someone goes through.

Dealing with the effects of cancer treatment can last a lifetime.

A doctor at St. Luke’s Hospital and a UMD professor in Duluth are hoping to help cancer patients through that hard time.

On Tuesday, June 13 St. Luke’s Oncologist and Hematologist Dr. Anna Perelshteyn will discuss the sometimes vague and distressing mental changes cancer patients experience.

She will provide in-depth information and important tools for managing chemo brain.

UMD Professor Lester Drewes will talk about the blood brain barrier and its effect on cognition.

The event includes a light dinner and refreshments from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m.

There is no charge for the event.

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