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What are the symptoms of "chemo brain"?

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Chemo brain can cause thinking and memory problems. Symptoms include trouble with:

  • Concentrating and paying attention
  • Remembering names, dates, and other everyday things
  • Finding the right word or doing simple math (like balancing your checkbook)
  • Doing more than one thing at a time
  • Mood swings

From: What Is Chemo Brain? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Chemo Brain."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Attention, Thinking, or Memory Problems."

Gordon, D. , April/May 2014. Neurology Now

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: "Chemobrain."

CancerCare: “Cognitive Problems After Chemotherapy.”

Reviewed by Carmelita Swiner on January 23, 2020

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Chemo Brain."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Attention, Thinking, or Memory Problems."

Gordon, D. , April/May 2014. Neurology Now

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: "Chemobrain."

CancerCare: “Cognitive Problems After Chemotherapy.”

Reviewed by Carmelita Swiner on January 23, 2020

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