Tiredness (Fatigue)

Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common complaints after cancer treatment.

Fatigue may occur while on treatment or develop over time and persist after treatment is complete. Cancer related fatigue is very different from “feeling tired” and has a number of complex of causes (1). It may go away on its own, and usually gets better over time. However, there are strategies available to help you live with cancer related fatigue, and many of them start with you!

This popular YouTube video by Dr. Mike Evans provides a great overview:

Resources for rehabilitation of cancer-related fatigue

Find help with rehabilitation of cancer-related fatigue

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(1) Minton, O., Jo, F., & Jane, M. (2014). The role of behavioural modification and exercise in the management of cancer-related fatigue to reduce its impact during and after cancer treatment. Acta Oncol Acta Oncologica, 54(5), 581-586. doi:10.3109/0284186X.2014.996660