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Fatigue

Fatigue is a common side effect of cancer treatment. Radiation therapy, chemotherapy, surgery and other treatments may cause you to have less energy.

Being tired can impact work, concentration and participation in family or social activities. Even after cancer treatment ends, it may be a while before you feel strong again. The following tips can help conserve energy.

  • Prioritize activities
  • Delegate things that are less important
  • Take short rests as needed
  • Walk or exercise
  • Get a good night's sleep
  • Eat frequent, small, nutritious meals for more energy
  • Ask about medicines to help with fatigue

Our Cancer Rehabilitation Program addresses the needs of patients who are experiencing symptoms like fatigue and loss of physical function.

Learn more about fatigue during cancer treatment on OncoLink.