By Marriah M. LCSW, Medical Social Worker at Provision CARES Proton Therapy, Knoxville
Cognitive health is just as important as physical health, especially following cancer treatment. Depending on your diagnosis you may have had chemotherapy or radiation, both of which may affect memory, concentration, or the ability to perform well in school or at work. These side effects may last for a short time or they may persist for many years following treatment. Additionally, it is important to know that you may not notice signs of side effects from your treatment until a while after treatment has ended. Side effects which occur a few months or even years after treatment are called late effects.