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Topics Covered

  • Survivor Perspective
  • Overview of Chemobrain
  • Cognitive Abilities Affected
  • Assessment of Memory and Thinking Changes
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • How Cognitive Changes Impact Cancer Survivors' Lives
  • Other Factors That Affect Memory and Thinking
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team
  • Practical Tips to Improve Attention, Concentration and Memory
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Lillian M. Nail, PhD, RN, FAAN

Survivor Perspective, Rawlinson Distinguished Professor of Nursing, Senior Scientist, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University

Tim A. Ahles, PhD

Member, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director, Neurocognitive Research Laboratory, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Cente

Patricia A. Ganz, MD

Professor, UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on April 12, 2011.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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