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Author(s): Supriya Mahant

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Address: School of Studies in Psychology
Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur.

Published In:   Volume - 19,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2014


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Mahant (2014). Cognitive Deficit In Breast Cancer Survivors: A Review Of Research Literature. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-A: Science), 19(1), pp.30-39.



Journal of  Ravishankar University, Part-A,19-20, pp.30-39, 2014-15   ISSN  0970 5910

Cognitive Deficit In Breast Cancer Survivors: A Review Of Research Literature

Supriya Mahant

Supriya Mahant , School of Studies in Psychology,

Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur.

[Received: 10 December 2014; Accepted: 30 April 2015]

Abstract: Breast cancer patients usually report problems in their cognitive abilities which can adversely affect many aspects of their lives. The aim of this paper is to review scientific research literature published over the last ten years on cognitive deficits in breast cancer survivors. Some reviews, articles, surveys, experimental, prospective, correlational and case studies were searched from PubMed database. Thirty frequently cited studies concerning cognitive deficits in breast cancer patients were selected for the present review. The noteworthy cognitive domains which found impaired among breast cancer patients were memory, attention, language, concentration, psychomotor function, speed of information processing and executive functions. The study of neuropsychological assessments and intervention among breast cancer survivors are recommended.

Keywords: Breast cancer, cognitive deficits, neuropsychological, intervention.

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