Tips for taking on chemo brain symptoms

By Sheryl M. Ness, Mayo Clinic

After cancer treatment, some individuals may experience thinking and memory problems, also known as chemo brain. It’s not clear what causes chemo brain; however, some causes may include chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy and surgery.

Consequences of cancer treatment, such as low blood counts, fatigue, infection, menopause, poor nutrition and sleep issues, may also trigger symptoms. As a cancer survivor, you may be experiencing memory changes as a result of cancer treatment. Even though there’s no clear definition of chemo brain, the medical community recognizes this is a problem that does occur.

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