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Fatigue in Cancer A Multidimensional Approach by Margaret Barton-Burke

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Published by Jones & Bartlett Publishers .
Written in English


  • Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary Subjects,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Cancer,
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
  • Medical,
  • Oncology,
  • Neoplasms,
  • Nursing - Management & Leadership,
  • Complications,
  • Fatigue

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Edition Notes

ContributionsMaryl Lynne Winningham (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages445
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8036775M
ISBN 100763706302
ISBN 109780763706302

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The fatigue that often comes with cancer is called cancer-related fatigue. It's very common. Between 80% and % of people with cancer report having fatigue. The fatigue felt by people with cancer is different from the fatigue of daily life and different from the tired feeling people might remember having before they had cancer. The exact causes of cancer fatigue and how best to treat it aren't always clear. Find out what doctors know about cancer fatigue and what you can do about it. Fatigue, usually described as feeling tired, weak or exhausted, affects most people during cancer treatment. Cancer fatigue can result from the side effects of treatment or the cancer itself. Fatigue is the most common side effect of cancer treatment. Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and biologic therapy can cause fatigue in cancer patients. Fatigue is also a common symptom of some types of cancer. Patients describe fatigue as feeling tired, weak, worn-out, heavy, slow, or that they have no energy or get-up-and-go. Cancer-related fatigue is different from the fatigue experienced by healthy people. When healthy people are fatigued from their daily activities, extra rest typically helps. But that’s not always the case for cancer patients. That’s because fatigue can be caused by many cancer treatments, as well as the cancer itself and even other side.

Fatigue is one of the most common problems for people receiving cancer treatment. Fatigue also can be a symptom of cancer. The fatigue is not the same as fatigue experienced by healthy people. It is described as feeling heavy, weak or worn out, and as having a complete lack of energy. Cancer fatigue can affect a person's quality of life, and can cause depression or other . ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxi, pages: illustrations: Contents: Introduction / Irene I. Higginson, Jo Armes and Meinir Krishnasamy --pt. nature and pathophysiology of fatigue Definitions, epidemiology, and models of fatigue in the general population and in cancer / Matthew Hotopf A critical appraisal of the factors . A Bloch and others American Cancer Society, ISBN An American book but most of the information is relevant to the UK. It covers issues such as preventing weight loss and coping with dehydration, fatigue, and infection. Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common side effects of cancer and its treatment. It is not predictable by tumor type, treatment, or stage of illness. It is not predictable by tumor type.

Fatigue means feeling very tired, exhausted and lacking energy. It can be a symptom of the cancer itself or a side effect of treatment. Fatigue is very common in people with cancer. It can be the most troubling symptom. Many people say it's the most disruptive side effect of all. Cancer related fatigue can affect you physically, emotionally and.   Most of the time fatigue can be traced to one or more of your habits or routines, particularly lack of exercise. It's also commonly related to depression. On occasion, fatigue is a symptom of other underlying conditions that require medical treatment. Lifestyle factors. Taking an honest inventory of things that might be responsible for your. 1. Introduction. Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a common, distressing symptom that negatively affects health-related quality of life (QOL) of oncology patients [].The pathobiology of CRF is also complex and is thought to be caused by a cascade of events resulting in pro-inflammatory cytokine production, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) activation dysfunction, metabolic Cited by:   Treatment of Cancer-related Fatigue. A limited number of controlled clinical trials of treatment for cancer-related fatigue have been published. The only treatment supported strongly by the available clinical evidence is the use of epoetin alfa in patients with anemia due to chemotherapy by: 1.