In addition to psychological treatments, the Psycho-Oncology Unit offers neuropsychological evaluation and diagnoses for all units. This service is provided for every patient who may be concerned that the illness effected his processing capabilities.
With the neuropsychology diagnosis, doctors are able to evaluate whether or not and to what extent a patient's processing capabilities were affected. Common cognitive difficulties found among cancer patients include memory loss, disorientation, and difficulties with spatial orientation.
A diagnosis is made after a few meetings with the neuropsychologist. Understanding the process that was impaired allows the neuropsychologist to 'build' a technique or provide tools for the patient which will help him overcome these changes.