This section covers cancer-related fatigue, a common side effect of cancer and cancer treatments. Learn what fatigue is, its causes and how it can be managed.

Fatigue and Cancer factsheet
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  • What is causing the fatigue?
  • Do I need a blood test to find out what is contributing to the fatigue?
  • What can I do to reduce or manage the fatigue?
  • Is there anything that I should avoid doing?
  • What can help me to sleep better?
  • How long is the fatigue likely to last?
  • Can a social worker talk to me about help at home?
  • What exercise or activity do you recommend?
  • Can you refer me to an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or exercise physiologist who works with people with cancer-related fatigue?
  • Are there fatigue clinics or local group programs that I can attend?
  • Are there any complementary therapies that might help me?

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