People with brain metastases often have severe cognitive impairment pre-stereotactic radiosurgery

Takeaway

  • Prior to radiosurgery, almost 50% of individuals with brain metastases (BM) already have severe cognitive impairment, with information processing, cognitive flexibility, and dexterity most affected.

Why this matters

    Cognitive impairment associated with BM could impair the affected individual’s ability to make treatment decisions as well as cause serious difficulties in day-to-day activities, such as daily chores or communicating with family and friends.