Cancer du sein : comment limiter les effets des traitements sur le cerveau

Par Juliette Pouyat Publié le 13/10/2020 Mis à jour le 15/10/2020 Edition Abonné
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La majorité des femmes traitées pour un cancer du sein se plaignent de troubles – plus ou moins transitoires – de la mémoire, de l’attention ou sentent que leur cerveau fonctionne moins bien ou moins vite. Est-il possible d’agir sur cet effet secondaire du traitement du cancer ? Voici ce que disent les études.

Les patients traités pour un cancer rapportent souvent des symptômes cognitifs appelés « troubles cognitifs liés au cancer » (Cancer-related cognitive impairment ou CRCI en anglais) tels que des problèmes de mémoire à court terme, de mémoire de travail, d’attention, de fonction exécutives...

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