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Explaining chemo brain

Published on: 25 March 2024

Understanding and coping with a side effect that can affect memory, attention and planning.

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Chemo brain affects many people who have been diagnosed with cancer, whether or not they're treated with chemotherapy. It refers to a change in thinking processes such as memory, concentration, attention, planning and multi-tasking.

On our recently revised webpage about chemo brain, you'll find information about possible causes and suggestions to help manage it, as well as answers to some frequently asked questions on the topic. 

You might also be interested in our top tips and suggestions for helping with chemo brain offered by members of our Facebook group. 

If you're affected by chemo brain, talk to your medical team for advice to help you manage it. 

Our helpline team is also here to support you.