Managing memory loss due to chemo?

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Question from LinAnh: I have Stage 4 breast cancer and will have to have chemo treatments for life. Any way to manage the memory loss? It seems to get worse over time. Thank you.
Answers - Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S. This is an understandable concern. It may not be totally related to the medications that you're taking, but also the additional stress that you're under, having to deal with a chronic disease.
Patricia A. Ganz, M.D. Getting organized and making sure that you don't put yourself in a situation where you have to do too many things at the same time may also help.

Editor’s Note: For more information on breast cancer treatment and memory problems, read the August 2006 Ask-the-Expert transcript, Thinking and Memory Challenges.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Managing Ongoing Medications featured Patricia Ganz, M.D. and moderator Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S. answering your questions about staying on track with breast cancer medications you have to take on a regular basis.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in August 2007.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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