Chemotherapy Side Effects: Central Nervous System Problems

Chemotherapy can interfere with certain functions in your central nervous system (brain) causing tiredness, confusion, and depression. These feelings will go away once the chemotherapy dose is lowered or you finish chemotherapy. Call your doctor if these symptoms occur.

For more, please read the "Coping With Cancer Treatment Side Effects"  and Chemotherapy articles.

SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (

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