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Fatigue, or feeling very tired, is a common side effect of cancer treatment. See if any of these ideas are helpful.
Pain that isn't managed can make fatigue worse.
Fatigue is often worse at the end of treatment or just after treatment is finished.
Walking and swimming are good activities to reduce fatigue. Slowly getting more activity may help.
Check with your doctor before you exercise. Exercise may not be good for some people with cancer, such as those who have a fever or anemia.
Fatigue is often the hardest part of treatment. It may affect your sense of well-being and your mood.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:
Current as of:
September 8, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineChristopher G. Wood MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
Current as of: September 8, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Christopher G. Wood MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
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