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Can brain tumors cause memory loss?

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Damage to the brain from a tumor or its treatments can affect memory. Chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation can affect your ability to think clearly. Cancer can also make you so tired that you can't think straight.

Take care of yourself while you're being treated for cancer. Eat well and get plenty of rest to save energy and keep your memory.

From: What Causes Sudden Memory Loss? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

AARP: "10 Drugs That May Cause Memory Loss."

American Brain Tumor Association: "Memory Loss."

American Stroke Association: "Cognitive Challenges After Stroke."

BrightFocus Foundation: "'Is It Something I'm Taking?' Medications That Can Mimic Dementia."

Harvard Medical School: "7 common causes of forgetfulness."

Mayo Clinic: "Amnesia Causes." "Memory loss: When to seek help." "Transient global amnesia definition."

National Health Service: "Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)." "Vitamins and minerals -- B vitamins and folic acid."

National Institute on Aging: "Differences between mild forgetfulness and more serious memory loss." "Serious memory problems -- causes and treatments."

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: "Alcohol's Damaging Effects on the Brain."

National Stroke Association: "What is stroke?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 5, 2019

SOURCES:

AARP: "10 Drugs That May Cause Memory Loss."

American Brain Tumor Association: "Memory Loss."

American Stroke Association: "Cognitive Challenges After Stroke."

BrightFocus Foundation: "'Is It Something I'm Taking?' Medications That Can Mimic Dementia."

Harvard Medical School: "7 common causes of forgetfulness."

Mayo Clinic: "Amnesia Causes." "Memory loss: When to seek help." "Transient global amnesia definition."

National Health Service: "Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)." "Vitamins and minerals -- B vitamins and folic acid."

National Institute on Aging: "Differences between mild forgetfulness and more serious memory loss." "Serious memory problems -- causes and treatments."

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: "Alcohol's Damaging Effects on the Brain."

National Stroke Association: "What is stroke?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 5, 2019

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