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Cognitive Changes Associated With Cancer and Cancer Treatment: State of the Science

Diane Von Ah
CJON 2015, A1-A10 DOI: 10.1188/15.CJON.19-01AP

Cognitive impairment is a distressing, disruptive, and potentially debilitating symptom that can occur as a direct result of cancer or its treatment. National organizations have identified cognitive impairment as a challenge many survivors face and call for research to address this problem. Despite the priority, research is still relatively limited and questions remain unanswered about prevalence and impact on survivors, as well as coping strategies and effective treatment options available to address this potentially debilitating problem.