Issues with thinking and memory



Cancer Education

Many people have trouble before, during and/or after cancer treatment. You may experience trouble with your concentration, memory and thinking. We call this ‘cognitive impairment,’ ‘cancer fog’ or ‘chemo brain.’

Information for cancer survivors and their carers 



Clinical services at Peter Mac Melbourne campus 

The following services are available to patients of Peter Mac, Melbourne. Please speak with your oncology team if you are receiving treatment elsewhere. This is because you may have different clinical service options. 

  • Occupational therapy services: Occupational therapists can help you maximise independence, safety, comfort, and personal satisfaction. Doing so improves your sense of well-being and quality of life.
  • Psychology services: Psychologists use various approaches to help people with cancer and their carers adjust to the challenges of cancer. These challenges can be emotional and psychological.

Other clinical services in the Parkville precinct 

Peter Mac are also part of the Parkville precinct. The precinct includes the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Women’s Hospital. Please speak with your oncology team if you are being treated elsewhere. You may have different clinical service options. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to tell us of any relevant services or supply feedback.