Cancer Rehabilitation Medicine Overview
Cognitive challenges after cancer and its treatment (commonly referred to as “chemobrain”) are common. Symptoms may include challenges with word-finding, multi-tasking, and short-term memory. This presentation will provide a framework toward understanding why these changes may occur. The primary goal will be to provide an overview of strategies to combat these symptoms and optimize cognitive health.
About Dr. Asher:
Dr. Arash Asher has served as the Director of Cancer Survivorship & Rehabilitation at Cedars-Sinai since 2008. He has a special interest in the physical and rehabilitative needs of cancer survivors who continue to experience the effects of their cancer or its treatment. Dr. Asher has led the development a number of unique cancer survivorship programs with his colleagues, including Emerging from the Haze, GRACE and others with the goal of optimizing physical, psychological, and spiritual resilience for patients with cancer.
Dr. Asher completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the UCLA/Greater Los Angeles VA, and a cancer rehabilitation fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.