Posts tagged “Chemo Brain”

What is Chemo Brain and How Do You Cope?

by Jane Ashley

Chemo brain is an expression used by cancer patients and survivors. This phrase describes the cognitive symptoms and effects that cancer treatment may cause. Although most often associated with the mental changes caused by chemotherapy, these mental lapses can also occur with radiation or hormone therapy.

Chemo Brain Is Real

We, as cancer survivors, have to have a sense of humor about the entire topic. There is confusion over how we spell this side effect — is it “chemobrain” or “chemo brain” — or is it what...

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8 Tips For Battling Chemo Brain

by Brian English

The fogginess. The forgetfulness. The feeling of cluelessness. That’s chemo brain , one of the most frustrating side effects of cancer treatment. There’s even an official name for it – bet you didn’t know that. It’s called “Post-Chemotherapy Cognitive Impairment.”

Chemo Brain

Of course, cancer patients probably have some more colorful ways to describe the condition, but it wouldn’t be polite to print those here.

One of the problems with chemo brain is that because it’s been given a familiar name,...

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What Is "Chemo-Brain" Really Like, and How to Fight it

by GregP_WN

 Where Oh Where

According to The Mayo-Clinic the definition of Chemo Brain is:

Chemo brain is a common term used by cancer survivors to describe thinking and memory problems that can occur after cancer treatment. Chemo brain can also be called chemo fog, chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment or cognitive dysfunction. Cognitive problems occur when a person has trouble processing information. This includes mental tasks related to attention span, thinking, and short-term memory.

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8 Ways You Have Gone Totally "Chemo-Brain"

by GregP_WN

Chemo brain. For years, it’s been the butt of jokes, and yet, one of the several reasons patients find chemotherapy hard to endure.

I Have Chemo Brain What's Your Excuse

To our loved ones, families and friends, we want you to know that it’s real. In fact, it’s so real that for chemo patients, it affects many of the tasks that were once very easy. But, if there was one thing that patients could remind their loved ones of, it’s that we’re trying our best. For example:

1) I didn’t mean to burn the turkey on Thanksgiving. I...

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7 Tips on Coping With Chemo Brain

by Brittany McNabb

There are always questions on the site about that annoying thing we like to call "chemo brain." Here are a few more tips on what you can try if you are experiencing chemo brain, memory fog, or other mind-related side effects from chemotherapy or other cancer treatment. 

Tips On Coping With Chemo Brain

1. Make lists and reminders.

Something as simple as writing things down can help with forgetfulness. Many people keep lists or post-its in their planner and around their house so they have something to refer back to...

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17 of the Strangest Things that I’ve Noticed from Having Cancer

by Brittany McNabb-WhatNext

Cancer can cause many strange or different things to happen to your body. We recently posted a question on Facebook asking about some of the weirdest changes survivors have noticed about themselves since having cancer, below is a summary of what was shared. Feel free to add your own experiences in the comments section.

1. Fast-growing leg hair (some say like a forest)

Hairy Legs                                   ...

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Blame It On the Chemo Brain - Tips and Tricks for Coping

by GregP_WN

Many cancer patients have felt a brain fog before, during, or after cancer treatment. Commonly referred to as chemo brain, the exact cause is unknown, however recent studies have found that some cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy can cause changes in the brain. 

Chemo Brain

Not everyone experiences chemo brain , but those who have know that it includes trouble concentrating, trouble remember details or how to do everyday tasks, losing your train of thought, trouble...

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