MADISON, Wis., Oct. 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quincy Bioscience recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month by creating awareness around a fast growing topic- chemo brain. Cancer survivors are also urged to a free brain health screening tool, available online.
What once was not recognized by medical professionals is now quickly becoming a hot topic in health discussions. It is estimated that half of all cancer survivors that undergo chemotherapy experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, forgetfulness, and lack of focus. These symptoms can be attributed to chemo brain, and is thought to be caused by the toxic effects of chemotherapy on the brain.
This largely unexpected condition can disrupt the lives of survivors and their families. Until now, there has been little research on the topic, including possible solutions for chemo brain sufferers.
Quincy Bioscience, a biotechnology company in Madison, WI which focuses on the discovery and development of novel compounds to improve cognitive performance, has released a new free resource that could help patients take steps to improve chemo brain condition by tracking their condition.
The Free Online Memory Test is a self-administered memory rating tool in which participants answer specific questions associated with common memory challenges. The Free Online Memory Test is designed to be taken at regular intervals, which allows participants to see trends in their scores, whether positive or negative.
Those suffering from chemo brain are urged to learn more about the Free Online Memory Test and take the first step towards better brain health by visiting www.freeonlinememorytest.com.
About Quincy Bioscience
Quincy Bioscience is a biotechnology company based in Madison, Wisconsin focused on the discovery and development of novel compounds to improve cognitive performance and therapeutics to treat age related memory loss and diseases of aging. The company's technology focuses on restoring calcium balance related to neurodegenerative disorders and other destructive age-related mechanisms. Quincy Bioscience was recently ranked #398 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies in America.
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Source: Quincy Bioscience