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SIDE EFFECTS AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT /// CHAPTER 31
Chemo
Brain
Fact or Fiction?
FACT! " Chemo Brain " refers to changes in how your brain
functions during and after treatment for cancer. These changes
can be caused by chemotherapy, but also by radiation therapy.
The types of changes you may notice include:
» Difficulty concentrating or focusing
» Difficulty with short term memory
» Trouble learning new things
If you notice these changes, you are not alone.
What You Can Do:
» Be patient with yourself. It can be irritating to you to experience
these challenges.
» Don't overload yourself. You may need to do fewer tasks so that
you can give yourself time to do them well.
» Write things down to help you remember: No shame in that! Using a
paper or electronic calendar with reminders can be very helpful.
» Take steps to keep your brain healthy including eating well, drinking
enough water (about 8 cups a day), getting 7-8 hours of sleep
nightly and exercising 20-30 minutes a day.
About
60%
of patients experience some
amount of chemo brain
symptoms after
treatment.
» Ask for support from friends and family.
» If you are in school, take advantage of accommodations - with
appropriate paperwork, you will have the right to extra resources
and more time to make sure you are able to perform your best.
» Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing these symptoms. They
can give you further ideas about how to take care of yourself.
» If you continue to experience symptoms of chemo brain more than
a year after finishing your treatment, let your doctor know. They can
refer you to have testing (usually called neurocognitive testing) to
help identify changes in the way you process information and get
even more suggestions on how to adjust.
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