Posts Categorized: Cancer

Six tips for managing chemo brain

People sometimes develop what is called chemo brain or brain fog during or after treatment. Chemo brain is a cognitive change where patients can be more forgetful, have difficulty focusing, may be slower to respond and have trouble finding words. This can be caused by chemotherapy, radiation, or the cancer itself. These symptoms can fade…
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Rehabilitation for cancer survivors

Rehabilitation isn’t only for older people or those who are recovering from injuries. Rehabilitation can benefit you in many ways through physical, occupational and speech therapies. During the course of your cancer journey, you may experience a lot of changes, some physical and some mental. Specialized cancer rehabilitation can help assist you in moving forward…
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I’m a survivor. Shouldn’t I be happy?

Dealing with post-treatment stress, anxiety, guilt and fear of recurrence After cancer treatment, most patients go into a stage of healing and recovery. You no longer are overwhelmed with appointments, treatments, scans, and blood draws. This allows for time to reflect, which may stir up a number of mixed emotions. You might feel obligated to…
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