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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Chemotherapy and white matter disease
I have been fighting Melanoma since July 2002, have had 6 different Chemos and I`ve noticed my memorie has really changed and it`s a bit scary, I`ve had 2 radiations and 15 surgories. I brought my MRI to the Alzheimer Clinic in Tampa Fl and was told I have white matter disease. Could the Chemo have caused this? What do I do. I`m 62, my Father and His Mother both had Damentia. Please help.
The answer is yes. A neurologist should be consulted for more information.
Robert P Friedland, MD
Formerly, Professor of Neurology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University