Chemo Brain - Tips and Coping Strategies

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In this video, we describe the phenomenon known as “chemo brain” and shares some tips for dealing with this common treatment side effect. Chemo brain can encompass problems related to receiving, using and creating information such as forgetfulness, trouble focusing and processing information, having a hard time sitting for long periods of time, increased difficulty completing daily activities, emotional changes and mood swings.


"Frank can’t stand to be seen as responsible for any failure. When he makes a mistake, his mantra is “I may be wrong but you are wrong-er.”"

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