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Actualités sur la plainte cognitive associée au cancer du sein : la mémoire prospective, une mémoire oubliée Cognitive dysfunctions in breast cancer patients: prospective memory, a forgotten memory

Abstract : Numerous recent studies have revealed the existence of cognitive dysfunctions in patients with non-central nervous system cancer. Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in the population, and as such, is used as a model of non-central nervous system cancer research. Within these cognitive dysfunctions, deficits in episodic memory are frequently reported. Research on memory impairment has mainly focused on the retrospective side of memory, while there is little research on the prospective side. However, prospective memory, memory for intentions, is essential for self-sufficiency and the accomplishment of daily-activities such as thinking to take one's medication at the right time, or thinking to post a letter, for example. Only a few studies are currently published on this topic. They suggest the presence of prospective memory deficit in breast cancer patients; however, the processes involved in this deficit are not well defined. In conclusion, further studies are needed to increase knowledge of the causes and physiological impairments of prospective memory linked to cancer. This knowledge will significantly help to better care for patients with cognitive decline. The purpose of this review is to establish an inventory of knowledge about cognitive impairments in patients with breast cancer, with a specific focus on prospective memory.
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Mylène Duivon, Joy Perrier, Béatrice Desgranges, Bénédicte Giffard. Actualités sur la plainte cognitive associée au cancer du sein : la mémoire prospective, une mémoire oubliée Cognitive dysfunctions in breast cancer patients: prospective memory, a forgotten memory. Revue de neuropsychologie, neurosciences cognitives et cliniques, Montrouge : John Libbey Eurotext, 2018, 3, pp.222-231. ⟨10.1684/nrp.2018.0466⟩. ⟨inserm-03152649⟩

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