COPING WITH CHEMO BRAIN
Many cancer patients report difficulty processing information, a diagnosable condition called chemo brain. It can be caused by chemotherapy, cancer or secondary medical conditions such as anemia. Always tell your doctor about any changes in your thinking. Evaluations for chemo brain are considered medical procedures and are usually covered by health insurance. Tips from MD Anderson Cancer Center: • Exercise: Even five minutes of mild to moderate activity may improve mental function. • Memory aids: Use a notebook, planner or list to keep track of things as they come to mind. A small recorder can also come in handy.