Author | Patricia A. Ganz, MD

Articles

Cancer Treatment and Cognitive Function: Chemotherapy Is Not the Only Culprit

September 15, 2014

With the growing number of cancer survivors, there is increased interest in understanding and preventing post-treatment sequelae that may limit full recovery to prediagnosis health.

Psychological and Social Aspects of Breast Cancer

May 01, 2008

Breast cancer treatments today are likely to cause less physical deformity from surgery than a half-century ago, but are more complex and extend over a longer period of time. Women today are often well informed about the details of their cancer diagnosis and prognosis, and are increasingly involved in shared decision-making regarding treatment.

Surviving the Stresses of Clinical Oncology by Improving Communication

March 01, 2004

In their article, Armstrong and Hollandbriefly review many of thereasons why the practice of oncologyis likely to be stressful, includingthe factors that lead to burnoutor feelings of being overwhelmed.The article then goes on to focus onways to enhance communication inthe clinical setting as an important

Cognitive Function After Systemic Therapy for Breast Cancer

May 01, 2001

Anecdotal reports of cognitive compromise among patients treated with chemotherapy are relatively common among breast cancer survivors and may play an important role in adversely affecting functioning in multiple domains. As noted by Dr. Olin,