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Coping with the Cognitive Effects of Brain Tumors
Coping with the Cognitive Effects of Brain Tumors How brain tumors affect cognition Brain tumors may affect your cognition, which is your ability to think, reason, and remember. Many people with brain tumors have problems with these kinds of cognition skills as well: Concentration Language skills Memory Treatment for the tumor, such as chemotherapy, may also harm the brain and cause cognitive problems. Some refer to this as "chemo brain." Talk with your doctor to find out if your treatment might do this...
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...
Hypersomnia
Hypersomnia Symptom and description A good night's sleep is important for your functioning and well-being. Too much sleep can be a problem. One side effect of cancer and cancer treatment is sleeping too much. This is called hypersomnia, meaning "too much sleep.'' Hypersomnia is a problem in staying awake when you want to and try to. You may sleep ten hours at night and still be unable to stay awake during the day. Hypersomnia is different from fatigue. Fatigue is the feeling of being tired, but you are ...
Insomnia
Insomnia Symptom and description Seven to eight 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 occur 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...
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...