Memory and Concentration Loss After Cancer

Cancer survivors who have undergone chemotherapy may experience cognitive changes, also referred as “chemo-brain” or “chemo-fog.” Symptoms include difficulties with short-term memory, concentration, multi-tasking, feeling disorganized, and slower thinking process. Things you can do are getting enough rest and sleep, exercise brain with puzzles, physical activity, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and establish regular routine for yourself. Discuss with your concerns and best ways to manage your symptoms with your healthcare provider.

Resources

Virginia Mason Neuro-Oncology — (206) 223-6192

American Cancer Society — Chemo Brain