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Chemo Brain 101

Work And Chemo Brain

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If you are experiencing Chemo Brain symptoms:

  • Get a note from your doctor stating that you have chemo brain to use in case you need to.
  • If your work is impacted by chemo brain, ask for an accommodation. 
    • Examples of reasonable accommodations include
      • Limiting your job to the required basics 
      • Allowing more time to get the job done 
      • Extending deadlines
      • If noise is distracting, look for a way to move your work location or to decrease the noise or perhaps wear noise reduction ear pads.
    • If you have not disclosed your health condition, you will have to in order to get an accommodation. (For information about disclosing your health condition to your employer, click here.For information about disclosing to co-workers, click here.)
  • It helps to understand your legal protections under laws such as the Americans With Disailities Act (ADA) before starting such a negotiation. 

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