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Insomnia is an extremely common problem for cancer patients. However, many patients fail to report this symptom to their healthcare provider. This likely occurs because insomnia may be viewed as a normal reaction to a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

In order to treat insomnia, the underlying cause must be addressed such as pain, nausea, depression and hot flashes. If the insomnia persists, a combination of pharmacologic and psychological therapy may help.

Learn more about insomnia during cancer treatment at OncoLink.