General Symptom Management
Fatigue is a very common side effect of cancer treatment.
- The only proven intervention for benign fatigue is exercise. Fatigue improves with time; if it persists longer than 6 months post treatment, other causes such as those listed below should be ruled out
More serious cancer or cancer treatment-related causes can include:
- Thromboembolic events
- Recurrence of cancer
- Changes in heart function related to chemotherapy
Refer the patient back to the cancer program for management of these issues.
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