Treatment for cancer has increasingly become more effective as indicated by the progressively longer survival of afflicted individuals. Consequently, comprehensive clinical management must address not only the medical status of the patient but, additionally, caretakers must be concerned with the person’s psychological condition and overall social adjustment. The patient’s emotional reactions, subjective feelings, functional behavioral capacity, interpersonal relationships, and psychosocial adjustment are encompassed by the multidimensional construct quality of life.


Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy Childhood Leukemia Neuropsychological Evaluation 


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  • Richard A. Berg
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  1. 1.Department of Behavioral Medicine and PsychiatryWest Virginia University Medical CenterCharlestonUSA

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