Cancer-related Fatigue

Cancer-related fatigue is the most common side effect of cancer. Cancer related fatigue is very different to everyday fatigue, it is much worse and can last for months to years.

Cancer-related fatigue is being tired physically, mentally and emotional and sleep doesn’t make it any better. Everyday tasks such as making a telephone call or shopping can be overwhelming tasks to someone with cancer related fatigue. Signs of cancer-related fatigue include:

Always speak to your doctor, if you are struggling with fatigue, they may want you to take some test in order to rule out any medical problems that is causing your fatigue. There are things that can be done to help manage fatigue, including:

The above may be helpful to some people but not for others as people have variable levels of fatigue. This information is extracted from www.cancer.org and if you require further information please see their website or go to www.macmillan.org.uk

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