Cognitive Effects

Exercise Can Improve Memory in Breast Cancer Survivors

Exercise Can Improve Memory in Breast Cancer Survivors

Moderate physical activity can ease the stress that impairs memory among breast cancer survivors, research indicates.

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Reduces Cognitive Deficits in Survivors of Breast and Colorectal Cancers

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Participation in an MBSR program yields robust and sustained improvement in cancer-related cognitive impairment.

Mindfulness Therapy Aids Cancer-Linked Cognitive Impairment

Mindfulness Therapy Aids Cancer-Linked Cognitive Impairment

There are benefits for breast and colorectal cancer survivors with mindfulness-based stress reduction, study data indicates.

Computerized Tool Improves Cognitive Deficits in Cancer Survivors

Computerized Tool Improves Cognitive Deficits in Cancer Survivors

Findings based on small study of childhood cancer survivors with treatment-related deficits shows benefits of computerized cognitive intervention.

Reduced memory before breast cancer treatment associated with specific cytokine

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Pretreatment cytokine levels are associated with reduced memory performance among newly diagnosed patients with post-menopausal breast cancer.

Breast cancer and chemobrain: Stress of diagnosis can impair cognitive function before chemotherapy is started

Breast cancer and chemobrain: Stress of diagnosis can impair cognitive function before chemotherapy is started

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Milder cognitive defects displayed by breast cancer patient even before the initiation of chemotherapy may be attributable to disease-related posttraumatic stress, new study data indicates.

Affect of chemotherapy on saliva test results

Affect of chemotherapy on saliva test results

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Do cancer treatments alter alleles affecting saliva, thus rendering a Genecept Assay null and void?

Post-chemo cognitive depreciation linked to brain activity changes

Post-chemo cognitive depreciation linked to brain activity changes

For patients undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, cognitive complaints after treatment may be associated with changes in brain activity, according to a study.

Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors Report Cognitive, Sexual Late Effects

Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors Report Cognitive, Sexual Late Effects

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Adult and young adult cancer survivors face cognitive and sexual late effects from cancer and its treatment, according to data compiled from an online cancer survivorship care planning tool presented at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting.

Patients' symptom concerns before anticancer treatment predict symptom burdens

Patients' symptom concerns before anticancer treatment predict symptom burdens

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Patients who express pretreatment concern about treatment symptoms such as nausea and memory problems tend to suffer higher symptom burdens during and after anticancer treatment, suggests research.

Cognition effects seen in subgroups of breast cancer patients

Cognition effects seen in subgroups of breast cancer patients

Cancer does not seem to affect pretreatment cognition in older women with breast cancer, compared to healthy controls; however, cognition may be affected in some subgroups of breast cancer patients.

Faster cognitive decline lowers cancer mortality risk

Faster cognitive decline lowers cancer mortality risk

Elderly with faster cognitive decline were found to have lower risk of cancer mortality, according to research.

Executive function in breast cancer survivors improved by cognitive training

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Cognitive flexibility, verbal fluency, and processing speed were improved in women whose breast cancer had been treated with chemotherapy and who used exercises to improve executive function, according to a new study.

Cognitive problems in women undergoing chemotherapy may not be treatment-related

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Pretreatment neurocognitive compromise and fatigue were key contributors to the cognitive effects that are often attributed to chemotherapy.

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