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Brain fog

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You may find that during and after cancer treatment, there are changes in the way you think or process information.  You may feel that your memory is less reliable or that you can’t concentrate very well.  You may also find it hard to think clearly, or put thoughts in to action.  Some people call this ‘brain fog’ as it describes how it feels (also known as chemo-brain or mild cognitive impairment).  There are many reasons that doctors think brain fog occurs – it may relate to the cancer treatment, its side effects, or the emotional reaction to cancer.  Brain fog usually gets better over time, but there are things you can do to help with some of the symptoms.

Download the information from the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre below - they have some great tips and ideas to help manage the effects of brain fog.

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