Cognitive impairment has been defined as a decline in function in one or multiple cognitive domains, including attention and concentration, executive function, information processing speed, language, visuospatial skill, psychomotor ability, and/or learning and memory. Patients with cancer often have referred to such problems as "chemo-brain" or "chemo fog," although patients who have not received chemotherapy also have reported this experience.
Having cancer affects your emotional health
A cancer diagnosis can have a huge impact on most patients, families, and caregivers. Feelings of depression, anxiety, and fear are very common and are normal responses to this life-changing experience.
Excerpted from Eating Hints: Before, During, and After Cancer.
People with Cancer Have Different Diet Needs
People with cancer often need to follow diets that are different from what you think of as healthy. For most people, a healthy diet includes: