Young adults who undergo chemotherapy or other intensive cancer treatments may find they are left with life-long side effects. Memory, processing speed, and attention span can be impacted, making it difficult to process information and learn at the same pace as you may have prior to your diagnosis. Everyone’s learning experience is different, and it is important to identify new learning techniques that work best for you so that you can continue to achieve your goals.
No one understands you better than you. Try to advocate for yourself wherever possible and explain to your support systems what works best for you. Keeping everyone on the same page ensures the care you receive is what works for you. Refer to local programs and services or visit 211.ca for additional learning and development supports for young adults.