This is a follow-up to my earlier post regarding cognitive changes that I am experiencing after cancer treatment. I do have brain atrophy and consensus of Stanford neurologists is that it is probably due to radiation. No one can tell me if the atrophy will get worse, but I have been advised that I should do the following to protect my memory and cognition:
Aerobic exercise, 30 minutes per session, 5 sessions per week
Get restful sleep
Reduce stress and anxiety. Consider yoga, meditation, mindfulness, deep breathing, guided imagery, exercise.
I have started this regime and if nothing else it has helped me mentally cope with the cognitive changes that I am experiencing.
I had diffuse large b-cell lymphoma in 2010. I had R-chop chemo and radiation to my neck. 5 years later I am suffering cognitive behavioral changes: brain atrophy, complete loss of smell and taste, short-term memory issues and sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Oncologist is saying my problems are not due to treatment, although Stanford neurologist is saying my brain atrophy is due to radiation. Interested in hearing from others who have experienced any of these symptoms after chemo/radiation. Thanks.