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Cancer-Related Fatigue: What You Need to Know

Published:February 21, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2016.12.020
      Cancer-related fatigue is the most common symptom in patients with a history of cancer.
      • Narayanan V.
      • Koshy C.
      Fatigue in cancer: a review of the literature.
      It is an overwhelming sense of exhaustion, tiredness, weakness, or lack of energy. Rest does not always improve fatigue. It may affect your memory, concentration, or ability to focus. Many people rate fatigue as the most bothersome symptom of cancer, even worse than pain. It can hinder people from their family and social life, their job, and other activities that they enjoy doing.
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