Help others understand chemo brain?


Question from Sharon: How do you handle it when someone looks at you strange and cannot figure you out when you have chemo brain? What do you say? Should I tell them? Will they believe it?
Answers - Christina Meyers That's a tough one because people who experience this have more or less tolerance for the symptoms, and it's like blowing it off as opposed to getting upset about it or avoiding social contact because they're afraid they'll block on a word or a name. The fix for that depends on the person and their environment, but a sense of humor goes a long way in my view!

On Wednesday, October 15, 2008, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Managing Chemo Brain. Christina Meyers, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. and George Sledge, M.D. answered your questions about how long chemo brain can last, what treatments can be helpful, and current research on cognitive effects of breast cancer treatment.

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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