Survivorship: Cognitive function, Version 1.2014; Clinical practice guidelines in oncology Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Cognition Disorders
  • Pain Management
  • Quality of Life

abstract

  • Cognitive impairment is a common complaint among cancer survivors and may be a consequence of the tumors themselves or direct effects of cancer-related treatment (eg, chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, radiation). For some survivors, symptoms persist over the long term and, when more severe, can impact quality of life and function. This section of the NCCN Guidelines for Survivorship provides assessment, evaluation, and management recommendations for cognitive dysfunction in survivors. Nonpharmacologic interventions (eg, instruction in coping strategies; management of distress, pain, sleep disturbances, and fatigue; occupational therapy) are recommended, with pharmacologic interventions as a last line of therapy in survivors for whom other interventions have been insufficient.

authors

publication date

  • July 2014

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4465252

PubMed ID

  • 24994918

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 976

end page

  • 86

volume

  • 12

number

  • 7