General Symptom Management

Fatigue is a very common side effect of cancer treatment.

Recommendations:

  • 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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More information about cancer fatigue:

http://www.cancerview.ca/idc/groups/public/documents/webcontent/manage_c...