Lithium Usage for Brain Cancer

Will using lithium after radiation restore the cognitive function of the brain following cancer? Lauren Sharkey gives more information in her article in Medical News Today which was fact-checked by Isabel Godfrey.

Many lives are saved by radiation, but it can also have a detrimental effect on the brain, and according to findings, lithium can reverse the damage. This medication could become the first pharmacological treatment of cognitive late effects in childhood cancer survivors, according to a research team at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

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