What is "Chemo Brain?" By The Minister of Wellness
Chemo brain is a common term used by cancer survivors to describe thinking and memory problems that can occur during and after cancer treatment.
Chemo brain can also be called chemo fog, cancer-related cognitive impairment or cognitive dysfunction.
Signs and symptoms of chemo brain may include the following:
Being unusually disorganized
Difficulty finding the right word
Difficulty learning new skills
Feeling of mental fogginess
Short attention span
Short-term memory problems
Taking longer than usual to complete routine tasks
Trouble with verbal memory, such as remembering a conversation
Trouble with visual memory, such as recalling an image or list of words