Cancer-related Fatigue

Researchers define "sudden exhaustion syndrome" in cancer

Sudden exhaustion syndrome is being proposed as a new descriptor to better characterize abrupt fatigue in persons with cancer.

Three studies report new developments in managing cancer-related fatigue

Three studies report new developments in managing cancer-related fatigue

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Recent studies investigated how diet and two dietary supplements could reduce this debilitating side effect of cancer and its treatment.

Walking wards off fatigue in pancreatic, periampullary cancers

A home walking program significantly improves fatigue levels and physical functioning in persons with pancreatic and periampullary cancers.

Exercise improves life after cancer treatment

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Physical activity was associated with important positive effects on physical functions and quality of life in persons who had completed their treatment for cancer.

Seeing the forest for the trees

Seeing the forest for the trees

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.

After breast cancer, fatigue plagues women who are depressed and in pain

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 enhances body and mind during radiotherapy

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.

Cancer-related fatigue: Elusive causes challenge treatment

Cancer-related fatigue: Elusive causes challenge treatment

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Effective management of this nonspecific and varied symptom is based on the underlying mechanisms of action.

Managing cancer-related fatigue and drug-induced neuropathy

Managing cancer-related fatigue and drug-induced neuropathy

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What role does medication play in managing fatigue? Can neuropathy from oxaliplatin therapy be effectively treated or prevented?

Methylphenidate for cancer-related fatigue may help some patients, but not all

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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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