Chemo Brain and Breast Cancer

Posted on March 02, 2018

Breast cancer treatment can sometimes cause brain fog (often called "chemo brain") for women and it can last long after treatment is over. Waiting for the fog to lift is difficult. Many women rely on sticky notes, alarms, and journaling to stimulate the things they need to remember.

On MyBCTeam, the social network and online support group for women facing breast cancer, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Brain fog is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about brain fog:

Can anyone give any advice on memory problems/chemo brain?

Has anyone received ADA accommodations at work for chemo brain effects?

I have a weird feeling from treatment, has anyone felt like their brain function was dialed down?

Here are some conversations about brain fog:

A member shares her experience on body injector treatment.

Here we are today and I am finally back at work and getting back into a routine with my family.

The mood swings and depression are too much.

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyBCTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I forgot what year my daughter was born lol my husband was like are you okay?? Yup! It’s scary forgetting things but it a super fun side effect that… read more

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