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Cognitive Dysfunction: Common Side Effect

Suzanne M. Mahon
Ellen Carr
CJON 2021, 25(6), 23 DOI: 10.1188/21.CJON.S2.23

Cognitive dysfunction is the decline in function in one or more cognitive domains, including attention and concentration, executive function, information processing speed, language, visuospatial skill, psychomotor ability, and/or learning and memory. Cognitive dysfunction occurs in 80% of patients with brain tumors, 40% of patients with acute myeloid leukemia, and as many as 75% of patients with breast cancer.

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