Cognitive problems related to cancer and cancer treatment
Some patients with cancer may experience cognitive impairment during or after their treatment. Cognitive impairment is a problem with your thoughts - like remembering things or focusing. Cognitive problems may coincide with fatigue, mood shifts, the illness itself, and/or its treatment. Cognitive problems usually do not last long. Some patients do face persistent issues. At the Netherlands Cancer Institute, we conduct a lot of research into the development of cognitive problems and their treatment options.
Although we currently cannot yet prevent these problems from occurring, we can help you learn to navigate these issues. Would you like to find out more? In the videos below, various professionals explain what cognitive problems are, while several patients and loved ones share their stories. You will also learn what you can do if you recognize any of these issues yourself.
Are you a health care professional working with oncology patients? Please find the information for professionals further down on this page.