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Some may take a year or more after treatment

Submitted to: FAQ – How Long Can A Person Have Chemo Brain? (Open list) (7 submissions)

“Symptoms of chemobrain can fade after chemotherapy ends, but each patient is different. Some may take a year or more after treatment to feel normal again; others may never regain full mental ability.” – source: “For most people, the symptoms have either gone or improved a lot within a year of ending treatment. But for […] More

  1. Other medical conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid problems, depression, anxiety and nutritional deficiency The severity and duration of the symptoms sometimes described as chemo brain differ from person to person. Most cancer survivors will return to work, but some will find tasks take extra concentration or time. Others may be unable to return to work.

  2. No matter the cause, chemo brain can be a frustrating and debilitating side effect of cancer and its treatment. Researchers are working to understand the memory changes that people with cancer experience. If you experience troubling memory or thinking problems, make an appointment with your doctor. Keep a journal of your signs and symptoms so that your doctor can better understand how your memory problems are affecting your everyday life.