A study involving 1426 long-term survivors of childhood cancer (survivors of eight different childhood cancers who were treated between 1970 and 1986) has revealed cognitive impairment in over a fifth. Those who reported problems sleeping or frequent daytime sleepiness and fatigue were three to four times more likely to have attention and memory problems.
Additionally, those who were taking antidepressants were 50% more likely to report attention problems and 70% more likely to report memory problems.
The findings emphasize the need for help in sleep hygiene for this group.
(Submitted). Fatigue, vitality, sleep, and neurocognitive functioning in adult survivors of childhood Cancer.