John Stoddard Cancer Center | Chemo Brain

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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Managing the Effects of Chemo Brain

Chemo brain is a condition many who undergo chemotherapy are affected by. It can come in many forms, but oftentimes it's feeling foggy headed, having poor memory, trouble concentrating, having trouble finding words, short attention span, word-finding problems, or having trouble multi-tasking.

The John Stoddard Cancer Center and Outpatient Therapy at Penn, services of UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, are pleased to offer "Managing the Effect of Chemo Brain". This class is offered free of charge to cancer survivors affected by cognitive changes caused by chemotherapy. Survivors can bring a support person if they choose.

The Managing the Effects of Chemo Brain class is facilitated by a Speech Language Pathologist from Penn Therapy. Participants in the class will:

  • be educated on what chemo brain is
  • learn to identify and  recognize one's own symptoms of chemo brain
  • practice strategies to improve memory
  • learn exercises to train the brain
  • learn how to get more help if needed

For more information or to register, please call (515) 241-8505.