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This book is a unique resource on the influence cancer and cancer treatments have on cognition. The majority of cancer patients on active treatment experience cognitive impairments often referred to as 'chemobrain' or 'chemofog'. In addition, patients with primary or metastatic tumors of the brain often experience direct neurologic symptoms.
This book helps health care professionals working with cancer patients who experience cognitive changes and provides practical information to help improve care by reviewing and describing brain-behavior relationships; research-based evidence on cognitive changes that occur with various cancers and cancer treatments; assessment techniques, including neurocognitive assessment and neuroimaging techniques; and intervention strategies for affected patients. In short, it will explain how to identify, assess and treat these conditions.
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This book serves as a resource for health care professionals working with cancer patients who experience cognitive changes as a result of their cancer and its treatment. Provides practical information to help improve care by explaining how to identify, assess and treat these conditions.About the Author:
Christina A. Meyers is Professor and Chief of the Section of Neuropsychology, Department of Neuro-Oncology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. James R. Perry holds the Tony Crolla Chair in Brain Tumour Research and is Head of the Division of Neurology at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Odette Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Canada.
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