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Does lifetime exposure to hormones predict pretreatment cognitive function in women before adjuvant therapy for breast cancer?

Authors
  • Bender, Catherine M
  • Sereika, Susan M
  • Ryan, Christopher M
  • Brufsky, Adam M
  • Puhalla, Shannon
  • Berga, Sarah L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Menopause The Journal of The North American Menopause Society
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2013
Volume
20
Issue
9
Pages
922–929
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/GME.0b013e3182843eff
PMID: 23481123
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Other factors may explain the poorer pretreatment cognitive function in women with breast cancer, including persistent effects of surgical operation and anesthesia, sleep problems, and tumor-related factors. Additional studies are needed to explicate the basis of poorer pretherapy cognitive function in this population.

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