Psychosocial aspects of neoplastic disease: II. Affective and cognitive effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients.


A battery of cognitive and affective tests administered to 50 consecutively admitted medical oncology patients revealed cognitive impairment to be a common occurrence in the absence of affective disorders or other psychopathology. Chemotherapy was the major variable associated with cognitive impairment in these patients. These findings suggest that the… (More)


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