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Brain Tumors: Coping with Thinking and Memory Problems
Brain Tumors: Coping with Thinking and Memory Problems How brain tumors and their treatment affect thinking Brain tumors may affect your ability to think, reason, and remember (cognition). Many people with brain tumors also have problems with these kinds of thinking skills: Concentration Language skills Memory Treatment for the tumor, such as chemotherapy, may also harm the brain and cause thinking problems. Some call this "chemo brain." Talk with your doctor to find out if your treatment might do this....
Hypersomnia
Hypersomnia Symptom and description A good night's sleep is important for your functioning and well-being. However, too much sleep can be a problem. One side effect of cancer and cancer treatment is sleeping too much. This is called hypersomnia, which means "too much sleep.'' If you have hypersomnia, you have difficulty staying awake when you want to and try to. You may sleep 10 hours at night, but still be unable to stay awake during the day. Hypersomnia is different from fatigue. Fatigue is the feelin...
Insomnia
Insomnia Symptom and description Seven to 8 hours of sleep a night is important for your functioning and well-being. Cancer and cancer treatment can lead to a lack of sleep. Insomnia is a problem in either falling asleep or staying asleep. Insomnia may happen when you first learn you have cancer. You may have problems with sleep throughout your treatment and for several weeks after treatment is finished. Learning needs You will need to learn the symptoms of insomnia, how to describe them, and when to re...
Sleep Disorders (PDQ®)
Sleep Disorders (PDQ®) Introduction This patient summary on sleep disorders is adapted from a summary written for health professionals by cancer experts. This and other credible information about cancer treatment, screening , prevention , supportive care , and ongoing clinical trials is available from the National Cancer Institute . Sleep disorders may be caused by tumor growth, cancer therapy , or other factors. This brief summary describes sleep disorders, their causes and treatment. This summary is a...
Cognitive Disorders and Delirium (PDQ®)
Cognitive Disorders and Delirium (PDQ®) Overview Cognitive disorders and delirium are conditions in which the patient experiences a confused mental state and changes in behavior. People who have cognitive disorders or delirium may fall in and out of consciousness and may have problems with the following: Attention. Thinking. Awareness. Emotion. Memory. Muscle control. Sleeping and waking. Delirium occurs frequently in patients with cancer, especially in patients with advanced cancer. Delirium usually oc...