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Fatigue: Definition
Fatigue: Definition Fatigue is a vague feeling of being tired, weak, or exhausted. It is often a symptom of cancer when cancer is first diagnosed, or when cancer progresses. It is also the most common side effect of cancer treatment. Some people with cancer have described fatigue as being “tired to the bones” or “hitting a wall.” Others say it is the most distressing side effect of cancer treatment. Fatigue is different for everyone, so it is important that the person who is experiencing it describe how...
Fatigue: Management
Fatigue: Management Fatigue is a feeling of being physically, emotionally, or mentally tired, weak, or exhausted. It is a symptom of cancer itself and also the most common side effect of cancer treatment. Some people with cancer have described fatigue as being “tired to the bones” or “hitting a wall.” Others say it is the most distressing side effect of cancer treatment. Fatigue may cause decreased ability to work or do physical activity, and can affect concentration or attention. Fatigue can come and g...