Sudden exhaustion syndrome is being proposed as a new descriptor to better characterize abrupt fatigue in persons with cancer.
Recent studies investigated how diet and two dietary supplements could reduce this debilitating side effect of cancer and its treatment.
A home walking program significantly improves fatigue levels and physical functioning in persons with pancreatic and periampullary cancers.
Physical activity was associated with important positive effects on physical functions and quality of life in persons who had completed their treatment for cancer.
The search for the cause of a patient's fatigue and shortness of breath reminded a nurse to remember the little details in the big picture.
Women most affected by fatigue following treatment for breast cancer also suffer episodes of depression and body-image deterioration, neck and shoulder pain, and limited arm movement
Yoga helped women with breast cancer overcome fatigue, achieve a better quality of life, and experience better physical functioning and general health during and after radiation treatment.
Effective management of this nonspecific and varied symptom is based on the underlying mechanisms of action.
What role does medication play in managing fatigue? Can neuropathy from oxaliplatin therapy be effectively treated or prevented?
Some patients may benefit from treatment with a psychostimulant to help with cancer-related fatigue, according to a study presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
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